This season’s event with Newport County AFC saw the launch of our partnerships with Gwent Ethnic Minority Services (GEMS) and Newport City Council.
“This is the second year running we have held an event at Newport County AFC, the club have also been pro-active on anti-racism and been working closely with our campaign over the past few months, this year saw an increase in representatives on the panel and pupils involved and SRtRC will continue working closely with the club and in schools with our confirmed partnership with GEMS and Newport City Council.”
Jason Webber Campaign Worker (Wales)
Around 90 school children from Millbrook, Maindee and Somerton Primary schools attended the event which saw the SRtRC “Racism and the Beautiful game” DVD being shown for the first time in Newport.
Pupils had the opportunity to ask questions to Newport County first team players Craig Reid, Sam Foley and Paul Bignot, along with special guests Councillor Matthew Evans, Councillor and club President David Hando, Hafizur Rahman from the Welsh Football Trust and SRtRC Patrons / Education workers Leroy Rosenior and Christian Roberts.
After the question and answer session that showed some testing questions on racism, prizes from the club included a Newport County DVD and the opportunity for the overall best asked question winner to have match tickets and be a mascot for SRtRC / Newport County stance of action in January before the St.Albans game.
At the end of the event the players provided autographs for the young children who were given SRtRC resources.
SRtRC would like to thank Newport County including Craig Reid, Sam Foley and Paul Bignot and Lisa Savage for arranging the event, the teachers and pupils that attended and all the guests including Cllr Matthew Evans and Cllr David Hando along with the players from the club.
SRtRC would also like to announce that Newport County AFC Manager Dean Holdsworth has become a SRtRC Patron for the Wales Campaign.