We delivered our dealing with racism educational workshop to referees at Dragon Park.
Every referee and official was fully engaged in the workshop discussions and activities and have certainly taken many key messages from the session. It’s important that we work together with the referees who are integral in our aim in challenging racism in football.
Jason Webber - Campaign Worker
The third National Referees’ Conference was held at Dragon Park and was another success as preparations for the 2016/17 season get underway.
The workshop focussed on providing education about racism along with statistics and examples of what the current issues are in football and specifically in Welsh football across all tiers of the game.
The officials had the opportunity to participate in activities and discussions on how to deal with specific scenarios that have arose in recent times.
A key outcome of the session was to highlight the importance of reporting any incidents or concerns to enable FA Wales to investigate in conjunction with SRtRC providing education and awareness as part of an extended program in Wales.
Former PGMOL Referee & FIFA Instructor Steve Bennett was this year’s principal guest speaker, who focussed on concentration around managing situations and provided some good feedback and advice to the campaign to further this workshop in Wales.
Over the 2016/17 season we will continue to develop our program in Wales with challenging racism in football and have three key aims to Educate, raise awareness and campaign for change.
For more information about our Challenging Racism program contact