Anti-racism activities with the Fishermen
League One’s Fleetwood Town FC hosted a half-day event for around 100 Year 5&6 pupils from Flakefleet and Chaucer Primary Schools.
First team players Tyler Hornby-Forbes and Chris Maxwell were able to attend and answer young people’s questions about racism during a Q&A session, alongside former Liverpool FC, Sunderland AFC and Blackburn Rovers player and SRtRC Hall of Fame member, Howard Gayle.
Before the Q&A young people took part in anti-racism activities with SRtRC, looking at stereotypes, where they come from, terminology and a definition of racism. The pupils from Chaucer and Flakefleet primary schools engaged and contributed to the session readily.
Following the initial session, there was a screening of the SRtRC film before the start of the Q&A. Prizes of mini-footballs and T-Shirts were made available for the panel’s favourite questions of the afternoon from SRtRC. There was no shortage of excellent questions about racism in sport and society from the young people and the panel did a great job of fielding some difficult questions.
All of the young people had the opportunity to make notes to support production of newspaper style event reports following the event. There will be an additional prize for SRtRC and FTFC’s favourite event report.
SRtRC would like to thank Fleetwood Town FC and Fleetwood Town Community Trust for hosting the event and for their ongoing support. In particular, big thanks to Declan Cox for his help in organising the afternoon. We would also like to thank Chris, Tyler and Howard for their participation and of course, Chaucer and Flakefleet Primary Schools.