Rotherham stars help young people tackle racism
“The support that Rotherham has continually provided to us illustrates their commitment to tackling racism in football and in society.”
Ged Grebby, SRtRC Chief Executive
Millers stars Dale Tonge, Lionel Ainsworth and Andy Warrington spoke to young people from local high schools about how to tackle racism with Show Racism the Red Card at a special event on Thursday 25th October.
60 students from Winterhill High School, Clifton High School and Wales High School attended Rotherham United's New York Stadium for a full day of educational activities - plus a tour of the brand new stadium!
As the finale to event, the young people had the chance to pose questions to the panel of current players, ex-professional Olivier Bernard and Deputy Leader of Rotherham Council, Cllr Jahangir Akhtar.
Chief executive of SRtRC Ged Grebby said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Rotherham United and the Community Trust.
“The young people had a fantastic day at the new stadium and benefitted from the opportunity to discuss and explore issues of racism. They left with a greater understanding of the subject and critical thinking skills to reject stereotyped and prejudical attitudes.
“The support that Rotherham continually provides to us illustrates their commitment to tackling racism in football and in society.”
Mark Cummins, Cohesion Officer at the Trust commented: “The event is one of the highlights of our year and it is always a pleasure to host the Show Racism the Red Card day; I can honestly say that this year’s cohort of young people were the best yet and some of the questions and themes discussed during the day were done so in a mature and thoughtful manner something that all pupils and the schools they represented can be extremely proud of. As ever it is about continuing to spread the message and here at the Trust we will continue to do that 12 months of the year.”
Read more about this event on Rotherham United's website.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank Mark Cummins and all at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust for their ongoing support.