Young people from Coventry visited the home of the Sky Blues to say no to racism
Events like this are important because it gets the message out to young children in schools. It's important we speak to the younger generation through organisations like Show Racism the Red Card to let them know right from wrong. If we continue putting this message across then slowly I think racism in sport and in general will fade out.
Callum Wilson, Coventry City Striker
School children from six local primary schools visited the Ricoh Arena for an anti-racist educational event.
They were treated to a stadium tour before taking part in a short educational session. The Media Room then doubled as a great cinema for a screening of the Show Racism the Red Card DVD.
The young people were extremely excited to meet Coventry City defender Jordan Clarke and striker Callum Wilson. The two players took part in a Question and Answer session at the event, joining former City players Dean Gordon and Dave Bennett. Dean is now a coach with SRtRC and Dave is a long-standing patron of the campaign, having attended many club events.
The four panellists answered some brilliant questions from the young people and shared their experiences of racism and most importantly, what we can do to stop racism. Congratulations to Mohammed, Naimh and Kayley for their prize-winning questions!
You can read more and view film footage from the event on Coventry City's website. Thank you to the club for hosting this event and showing their ongoing commitment to anti-racism. Thanks also to Louise and Leanne from Coventry Minority Group Support Services for their involvement in the event.
[Pictured: Clockwise from top left - Dean Gordon, Dave Bennett, Jordan Clarke and Callum Wilson with young people from six local schools]