Our Welsh team visited Premier league side Swansea City FC for our annual club event at the Liberty Stadium.
60 young people from Traethmelyn Primary and Waunceirch Primary School attended the event all day at the Liberty to learn about racism in sport and society.
In the morning the pupils took part in interactive activities and discussion learning about the topic of racism.
The young people learnt the different areas people can experience racism and what stereotypes exist in society.
In the afternoon pupils took on the role of media journalists for their created newspaper and had the opportunity to ask questions on racism in football and society to Swansea City club captain Gary Monk and Mark Gower along with former professional player Christian Roberts.
There were some tough questions posed to the players and the winning questions were: “If there is so much racism in football why don’t we stop football altogether”? And “If there were more black managers in the game would this help stop racism?”
The players thought these are mature and well thought out questions even if we would all have a huge void in our lives if there was no football but understood the pupils thinking.
Gary Monk said: “football can play a big role in helping educating people about racism and using players as role models to pass on these important messages will help toward getting rid of racism.”
Both winners won SRtRC goodie bags and vouchers for the Swans club shop.
SRtRC would like to thank both Gary and Mark for supporting the event and the club for hosting the day at the Liberty Stadium.
The event was covered by the South Wales Guardian - the article can be read HERE
For photos from the event click HERE
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