We visited CAERAU (ELY) AFC for a first ever event with the club and with a Welsh League team.
This was our first event with a Welsh League club and with CAERAU(ELY)AFC which was a successful occasion, we will be looking to extend the event to an all day plan for next season.
Jason Webber - Campaign Worker
55 young people attended the ground from Pencaerau Primary School for our first ever event with CAERAU (ELY) AFC and the first ever event with a Welsh League club.
The event was held over half a day that consisted of an anti-racism workshop delivered by Welsh Education Co-ordinator Simon Richards.
The young people learned about what forms of racism exist and what are stereotypes, taking part in interactive games exploring these key messages.
CAERAU (ELY) AFC players David Vincent and Jonathan Jones attended the workshop and supported the activities with the young people.
David Vincent and Jonathan Jones were interviewed after the workshop and spoke about their thoughts on the event while sharing some experiences of racism they have witnessed while playing for the club in the Welsh League.
4 pupils from Pencaerau Primary School won SRtRC goodies for asking the best questions and for their interaction throughout the activities
Mike Jones from CAERAU (ELY) AFC said:
"The club, would like to thank the the campaign for coming into the community and raising awareness for what is a vary hot topic at the moment, it has helped in making the young people of the area think about their own opinions and actions when it comes to all the different people who all share the same community. It was a very well presented and enjoyable experience, we wish the Show Racism the Red Card campaign all the very best with the future presentations and are proud to be part of all the positive improvements it will bring."
SRtRC will continue to work with the club towards anti racism over the coming months.
We would like to thank the club and players David Vincent and Jonathan Jones for supporting the event and all the pupils and teachers at Pencaerau Primary School.
To view the video interview with players David Vincent and Jonathan Jones click HERE
To view photos from the event visit our Facebook Page HERE