Cardiff City Ladies FC played host to a Show Racism the Red Card event on Sunday November the 10th at the Cardiff International Sports Stadium.
CCL FC received funding as part of the SRtRC Fortnight of Action grants project and host an anti racism action and educational talk.
60 under 12 players from Cardiff City Ladies, Vale Wonderers, Porthcawl Seagulls, Vale Athletic and Sully Sports Whites who all compete in the South Wales Women’s and Girl’s league played their mini league festival on the astroturf and were then invited to a SRtRC workshop.
Welsh internationals Katie Sherwood, Gwen Harries and Naomi Clipston gave a talk about racism in sport which examined stereotypes and where they came from and shared their thoughts and advice. The 5 under 12 teams; were given the opportunity to ask questions and Naomi was able to share with the girls some of her past experiences of racism in sport and in society. The youngsters were very enthusiastic and keen to learn about how they can challenge racism and make a difference.
All 5 teams received a goody bag sponsored by the clubs sponsors PA Promotions, for their participation in the event which included a ticket to the senior game who took on West Ham United LFC in the league cup. Some of the girls even volunteered to act as ball girl’s which was great for them to be involved in. It was an enthralling game which ended with the home side winning 5-3 and having been losing 2-1 at half time it was great to see and feel the support from the 5 teams and their families which spurred the Cardiff team on for the win.
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The Fortnight of Action and the Fortnight of Action grants are funded by the FAW.