Show Racism the Red Card held their School Competition 2018 Awards Ceremony at Stoke City's Bet365 Stadium on Tuesday 24th April. This year’s 68 winners came from all over the country, with schools from Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, West Bromwich, Warrington, Harrow, Chester-le-street, Croydon, Manchester, Iver Heath, Liverpool, Leeds, Southend, Stockport, Bolton, Coventry, Derby, Bradford and elsewhere.
The competition is the largest equalities-themed competition for young people in the country and as always there were an incredible range of creative writing, multimedia and artwork entries from young people of all ages, with the focus on promoting our anti-racism message.
The winners and their families and teachers were able to come to the Tony Waddington Suite at the club to see their entries on display as part of an exhibition of all entries, get involved in some football skills with Mr.Silky Skills, Richard Braithwaite, have a go at balloon modelling and take a tour of the stadium.
Stoke City FC manager Paul Lambert and Striker Mame Biram Diouf attended the ceremony as special guests to present the winners with their prizes. Other high-profile guests included, Ex-England & Manchester City player, Trevor Sinclair, Birmingham City FC captain, Michael Morrison and also Watford FC legend & long-time SRtRC patron, Luther Blissett, who was on hand to choose the winner for our special Graham Taylor OBE Award category. The ceremony was brilliantly hosted once again this year, by actor and presenter Lisa Rogers.
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The competition is sponsored annually by the National Education Union, UNISON, Unite the Union, GMB, The Professional Footballers Association (PFA), The Football Association (FA), Potts Print (UK) and Durham County Council. SRtRC are extremely grateful to all of the sponsors for their continued support.