Barry Town will be warming up in the campaigns T-shirts in their pre season match against Cardiff City FC.
Barry Town have become the latest partnership club with our Welsh campaign and will be hosting a club event this season and taking part in the Fortnight of Action in October.
Barry Town United FC is football team based in Barry. They are best known for representing Wales in Europe as winners of the Welsh Premier League and Welsh Cup during the 1990s and early 2000s. They also have considerable history in England's Southern League and FA Cup.
The team, which has contained over 50 full international over the years, is now run by supporters. They play at Jenner Park, where their ground accommodates 3,000 spectators (2,000 seated). The club have plans to expand to include a football in the community department and for the ground to become an educational hub in the community.
To launch the partnership the clubs players will be warming up in the campaigns T-shirts prior to their pre season match against Cardiff City FC tonight (05/08/14).
Team manager Gavin Chesterfield said: “We are looking forward to working closely with Show Racism the red card this season. This support will start with our players wearing anti racism warm up tops against Cardiff City FC. It is important as a club that we show our stance against racism and ensure that we have an environment at the club where anyone is welcome, both on and off the field.”
Barry Town will join 30 other clubs this season to hold an event in Wales with SRtRC featuring young people from local schools. The campaign has had a long standing relationship with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Barry Town’s local authority and as a result will also see the campaign deliver in a number of schools in the area this season.
Campaign Worker Jason Webber said “it is great to have another club in Wales become a partner with the campaign. These partnerships with clubs are vital to us in order to continue our aim of eradicating racism in society. These enable us to use sport as an engagement tool to educate young people, while also having a visual message via the club that racism will not be tolerated and is not welcome in football.”
Barry Town will be hosting another match action as part of the Fortnight of Action in October against Risca Utd which will see over 50 clubs take part over a two week period showing their stance against racism.
We wish the club good luck in their match against another of our partnership clubs and look forward to working closer with them over the course of the season.