Show Racism the Red Card paid a visit to Pilton Youth and Children’s Project (PYCP) yesterday to chat to the young people and see their football skills in action!
Michael Weir, ex Hibernian player and current Show Racism the Red Card Coach, gave a short talk before the young people got stuck into an afternoon of football led by Spartan FC’s community coaches Kenny Cameron and Jamie Thompson. Michael, who grew up just along the road, spoke to the young people about equality, the dangers of racism, and the importance of the opportunities being given to them by those at PYCP.
There was a great turn out for a wet October holiday Thursday, which had been opened up to all ages for an afternoon of fun, fitness and football. We were impressed to see all ages working together and supporting each other, and a great day was had by all. Each young person was delighted to leave with a bundle of Red Card goodies and information to take home and share with others. The visit goes alongside our Fortnight of Action which sees professional teams in Scotland supporting our campaign and promoting the anti-racism message, and the young people have also been exploring issues of racism. Gillian Eunson, education worker for Show Racism the Red Card, said “we could not be more proud to have the young people of Pilton Youth and Children’s Project supporting our campaign alongside Scotland’s top footballers this October. The young people really were a credit to the centre and to the staff who run an incredible programme for them”.