Once again St Johnstone Football Club played host to one of Show Racism the Red Card’s educational events for local primary schools.
"The continued support received from St Johnstone FC and Perth and Kirnross demonstrates a clear commitment to stamping out racism and sectarianism in football and society. This kind of work equips young people to deal with racist and sectarian attitudes and behaviours. Schools in the area are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it.
“The support of current and former professional footballers and managers for these events is having a tremendously positive impact on the young people attending.”
Vicki Burns, Campaign Manager
Once again St Johnstone Football Club played host to one of Show Racism the Red Card’s educational events for local primary schools. The event run in partnership with the Club and Perth and Kinross Council saw pupils from Oakbank Primary and North Muirton Primary come to McDiarmid Park for a day of workshops promoting messages of equality and respect and fun and fitness sessions. The event culminated with a ‘press conference’ where young people from both schools took on the role of journalist to ask a panel of invited guests and players from the club questions about what they had learned during the day.
Guests on the day included first team St Johnstone Players and manager Tommy Wright, ex-professionals and Show Racism the Red Card coaches Derek Ferguson and Robbie Winters, along with Cllr Jackie Coburn. The guests spoke about their experiences of racism and offered advice on how to deal with, and combat, racism whenever it occurs.