In January 1996 Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) was established with the aim of combatting racism in society and 20 years on the aim is no different
We will be celebrating 20 years of anti-racism campaigning throughout 2016, so keep in touch with our campaign via our social media for updates on our work
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive, Show Racism the Red Card
Throughout 2016, the campaign will be organising a variety of events to celebrate and remember the great achievements of the campaign throughout its 20 year history.
SRtRC will look to involve as many individuals as possible in the 20th anniversary plans, both past and present, who have worked relentlessly and sacrificed their own time to make the campaign what it is today.
Without the hard work from staff, volunteers, funders, supporters, ex-professionals and current professional footballers the campaign would not be able to deliver the fantastic work it does today and has done for the last 20 years.
Throughout 2016 the campaign will be announcing its 20th anniversary plans through Twitter - @SRTRC_England, Facebook and the SRtRC website so keep an eye out for the key events of 2016.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said;
"We established Show Racism the Red Card in December 1995 after Youth Against Racism in Europe (YRE) received a cheque and letter of support for it’s anti-racism education pack off Shaka Hislop, Newcastle United’s goalkeeper. The campaign was officially launched on 15th of February 1996 at Westage Community College in Newcastle, with John Beresford and Shaka in attendance. Since then we have delivered anti-racism education to hundreds of thousands of people throughout the UK.
We will be celebrating 20 years of anti-racism campaigning throughout 2016, so keep in touch with our campaign via our social media for updates on our work"
Shaka Hislop, Honorary President and Former Newcastle United Goalkeeper said:
“Wow. I can’t believe it’s been just about 20 years since Bez (John Beresford) and I visited Westgate Community College. As much as John and I knew we could count on the support of our teammates and the always supportive NUFC, I don’t think either of us dared imagine the response we’d get from our local community, the support we’d get from footballers across the country, and how everyone would embrace the efforts of footballers trying to make a difference. Thanks to all the players, teammates and rivals alike, who have shown that there is no white line when it comes to serving the community. And in particular to all those children who have taken part in the programme over the years, you have given us back so much more than we could’ve ever hoped for.”
John Beresford, Member of the SRtRC Hall of Fame and former Newcastle United player said:
"I can only agree with Shaka regarding how far we have come, since the first time we went to Westgate College to chat to the kids regarding racism.
I think that showing racism the red card can be regarded as one of the greatest achievements not to mention the educational side that it brings to everyone involved. It has been an absolute pleasure to be part of something so special and I know that we have touched and helped so many kids.
Well done and lets kick on for the next 20 years."
Below is a video which highlights the history of Show Racism the Red Card and what the campaign is working towards achieving