Overview of Week 2 of the FOA in Wales
Last week was Week 2 of the Fortnight of Action in Wales, it saw the most match actions take place during the FOA weeks and also the Sporting Legends Charity match at Cambrian FC.
The Fortnight of Action forms part of the FARE Football People action weeks and aims to challenge discrimination and celebrate the contribution we all make to football, wherever we live, whatever our connection to the game and whatever our background.
Week 2 saw all Welsh League & Huws Gray Alliance teams show their support for the campaigns FOA.
Merthyr Town FC now managed by SRtRC Education sessional worker Steve Jenkins, highlighted their stance against racism in their game against AFC Totton.
(Above: Merthyr Town FC & AFC Totton show thier support prior to kick off)
Steve said "I have been involved with SRtRC visiting schools within Wales for some time, the work we do in raising awareness and educating children regarding the issue is vital in the prevention of racism. I am proud that our club continues to support the campaign as we have done for a number of years."
Newport County FC & Accrington Stanley FC joined forces to highlight their stance prior to kick off at Rodney Parade which ended in a share of the points for both sides.
Welsh Premier League side Port Talbot Town again took part in a match action this time at their home ground. The club are also running a football festival through our FOA Grants this week.
Colwyn Bay FC joined the FOA for the first time this year, who supported the campaign in their game against Barrow.
(Above: Colwyn Bay FC pre match photoshoot including manager Frank Sinclair)
All teams warmed up in Show Racism the RED Card T-shirts prior to kick off and held up red cards to show their support for the campaigns weeks of action.
On the 24th October during week 2 of the FOA the campaign held their 3rd annual Sporting Legends Charity match at Cambrian FC. The Legends team were eventual winners via a injury time goal by captain Lee Trundle. Full report & video highlights to follow.
Photos from the FOA can be found HERE
If you see or hear racism at any level of football, please report it to the club, stewards or the police.
Further details about the campaign and the Fortnight of Action can be found at www.theredcardwales.org or contact the Welsh office at:
Tel: 02920 351 616 Email: Wales@theredcard.org