Show Racism the RED Card has teamed up with Street Football Wales to work in conjunction with their Social Inclusion program.
We are always striving to build on our number of links and partnerships for our Social Inclusion programs to help our aims toward inclusion for all in the Welsh community.
Jason Webber - Campaign Worker (Wales)
SRtRC and SFW are uniting in supporting socially excluded groups and communities in Wales. We are joining together to provide training opportunities through our coach education introduction workshop for members of the SFW leagues who will have the opportunity to progress onto their level 1 coaching courses in Wales.
Street Football Wales (SFW) is a social inclusion project which currently runs in South Wales. All teams participating in the league are made up of people aged 16 and above who face social exclusion through homelessness, substance misuse, mental ill health and cultural issues. Others may have been involved in the criminal justice system or have been unemployed long term
For those to whom these circumstances apply, there are many barriers that they face on a daily basis simply to feel accepted as part of the society and communities in which they are living. There is an ever present stigma attached to their situation which leads to discrimination at every turn. For many people, it may eventually feel as though their only option is to give up – to stop trying to “fit in”, since they have to fight so hard to be accepted, only to face rejection time and time again.
Street Football Wales is there for people when they have reached that point. It’s an opportunity for people to be involved in something where they will not be judged or stigmatised.
The people SFW are targeting are those furthest away from mainstream support provision and are likely to be homeless and/or socially excluded because of this. The participants, their families and communities will benefit from their positive involvement in the project.
Once engaged with the project the participants receive direct support or signposting to professional specialist agencies to enable them to achieve positive outcomes and greater independence in their communities.
For more information regarding Street Football Wales visit their website HERE.