Our Welsh Campaign held their second all day event of the season at the Cardiff City Stadium
“Cardiff City are leading the way with their support for SRtRC in Wales and this event proved to be bigger and more successful than before, it is a real testament to the club that their involvement is continuing and building each season from all levels at the club and I would like to personally thank all responsible from the community department to the manager and board.”
Jason Webber Campaign Worker (Wales)
70 pupils from Gladstone Primary and Llansannor Primary attended the occasion for the whole day in our second all day event of the season.
Pupils engaged in an anti racism workshop in the morning delivered by SRtRC Wales Education Coordinator Simon Richards and Ex professional footballer Christian Roberts.
Pupils took part in interactive tasks learning about different forms of racism and their consequences along with discovering different cultures from around the world affecting their lives using football as a tool for delivery.
In the afternoon 80 more pupils from Evenlode Primary and Ysgol Maes y Dyfan attended, totalling 150 pupils across the four schools.
After pupils watching the Racism and the Beautiful game DVD pupils watched a dance performance by Gypsy -Traveller Daniel Flynn.
The main event saw ex Cardiff City players Damon Searle, Scott Young and Christian Roberts who were joined by current Cardiff City first team player Paul Quinn and Academy / U-16 Wales international Declan John.
The panel also included Martine Coles (Vale of Glamorgan Council) and Isaac Blake (Romani arts).
Pupils had the opportunity to ask questions about racism in sport and society to the panel of players which saw some testing questions such as “when did racism start?” and “do you think families get put off watching games due to racism?”
The best questions asked during the Q&A session received Cardiff City match tickets and a singed Cardiff City football.
Julian Jenkins Head of Customer Services and Ticketing CCFC said:
“We are proud to stand alongside the work that is carried out by Show Racism the Red Card. We are very committed to the programme and we continue to support such a worthy organisation.”
Pupils had an exclusive opportunity to receive signed 2010/11 Cardiff City FC posters and have their photo taken with the players.
The day was a great occasion for the pupils and their teachers were very positive about the outcomes and importance of the event and are keen to continue with anti racist education in their classroom.
SRtRC would like to thank Julian Jenkins for helping organise the event and Cardiff City along with the panel and special guests for their support.
For a list of future events in Wales click HERE
To view the event video click HERE
To view photos from the event click HERE
Picture above –Cardiff City player Paul Quinn and Declan John along with ex player Scott Young with prize winners.