In partnership with South Africa FC, united in an anti-discrimination message
Report from Professional Footballers’ Association
On Friday 1st April a delegation from the Professional Footballers Association travelled to the Faculty of Health Sciences University of Johannesburg, with the South African Football Association (SAFA). Chris Fortuin who works for the University and also the South African Professional Footballers Association (SAPFA) greeted us.
John Hudson gave an overview of his role and how it encompasses all of our roles through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Jason Lee covered education and Terry Angus, Community, as well as Equality & Diversity and how we approach this in the UK. This workshop was attended by former South African Professional Footballers looking to further their development. This was a coach education workshop delivered by Mark Jules with the rest of the PFA team assisting.
Brian Stein also shared his experiences of leaving South Africa as a child and growing up in the UK, before going onto play at the highest level including playing for England.
The coaches really embraced the workshop and the feedback we received was very positive. All attendees wore SRTRC shirts and KIO shirts to reinforce and show solidarity and unity behind the anti-discrimination messages which are embedded into the heart of the union's philosophy.
Thank you to SRTRC and KIO for their generous shirt donations.