The team deliver anti-hate crime workshops and run a World Cup themed tournament in Ogmore Valley.
As part of a partnership with Communities First Bridgend, the red card team were invited to Ogmore Life Centre in Ogmore Valley to deliver some workshops discussing racism and other forms of hate crime as well as a World Cup themed tournament for the young people who attended the centre during their summer holidays.
During the workshop the young people discussed what a hate crime was, negative terminology, stereotypes that exist in society and how they can develop into hate crimes. All the young people were very responsive and made some very positive comments about the differences in society and learnt never to ‘judge a book by its cover’.
After the workshops, all the young people made their way into the hall where they were greeted by retired Professional Football and former Cardiff City Striker Christian Roberts. Christian is a sessional worker for Show Racism the Red Card Wales and spends his time educating young people. Christian spent a few minutes introducing himself and went on to play some fun and fitness games with the young people.
Once the young people had warmed up they were split into teams and the World Cup games began! The tournament was played most of the afternoon and there were some special talents on show who impressed our former Cardiff City Striker.
After the tournament all the young people were gathered round and the winners were announced. Unlike the World Cup in Brazil, in this World Cup everyone was a winner! They all received a huge round of applause from all staff involved and were handed wristbands, magazines and posters from the Red Card Wales and goody bags that were given out by the Communities First team.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank the Communities First Bridgend and HALO Leisure for partnering with us to deliver the events and look forward to continuing our partnership.
You can see all the photos from the event here.