Our education team were invited along to Tynecastle Stadium, home of Heart of Midlothian FC, to visit some of the Hearts’ Academy players and coaches.
As part of our work focusing on Refugees, Stereotypes and Prejudices, the team engaged in a day’s workshop with Heart FC’s young academy prospects along with their coaches.
Our education team included Derek Ferguson, former Hearts midfielder who made over 100 appearances for the Tynecastle side.
Our Lighthouse Project has received tremendous feedback from schools and community groups across Scotland, and we were therefore delighted to introduce our recent work to the Hearts youngsters.
The Academy players and coaches engaged with our activities superbly throughout the session. Roger Arnott, Head of Academy, added:
“The key thing is to give our young people the chance to become better citizens and ambassadors for the club. Show Racism the Red Card’s workshops go a long way in delivering the key messages in the drive to eradicate racism in society.”
Thank you to Heart of Midlothian Football Club for having us.