22 Nov Crawley Town programme pages
Good afternoon Chairboys fans, and welcome to today’s fixture against Crawley Town FC. We wish you all a pleasant afternoon here at Adams Park.
In today’s WWSET programme notes we would like to make everyone aware of a fantastic event that was held at Adams Park this month.
On Thursday 2nd November Wycombe Wanderers were proud to be joined at Adams Park by 60+ local school children who attended an educational workshop delivered by the Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) organisation, and which seeks to educate the young attendees about the dangers of discrimination based on race, religion and skin colour.
Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity, founded in 1996, which uses the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The campaign’s primary output is the delivery of educational workshops to young people and adults in their school, workplaces and at events held in football stadiums around Britain.
The afternoon-long event involved the pupils who attended taking part in a range of anti-racism workshops, watching a screening of the SRtRC film, and then having the chance to pose questions to a specialist panel made up of VIP guests. These included current Chairboys stars Anthony Stewart & Sido Jombati, ex-Premier League footballer Jason Lee who made over 600 career appearances for clubs such as Nottingham Forest and Watford and who now works as the Equalities Education Executive for the Professional Footballers Association, plus Yvette Thomas who is the Head of Equalities for Buckinghamshire County Council.
Following the Q&A session prizes were awarded to some of the children who asked the most thought-provoking questions, and all the participants were given goody bags to take home with them.
Ged Grebby, the Chief Executive of SRtRC, had this to say in the lead up to the event;
“The campaign has a great relationship with Wycombe Wanderers FC and they have continued to show great support for SRtRC season after season. The team are looking forward to returning to Adams Park and to be working with young people from the local area to discuss the topic of racism.”
After the event, which was a huge success and gained great feedback from the participants, Paul Foley, the Head of Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust said;
“Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust and Wycombe Wanderers FC are very proud to work in partnership with Show Racism the Red Card in an effort to educate local children on the negative effects of racism, and to promote the formation of all-inclusive attitudes concerned with racial differences from a young age.
Wycombe is a town whose residents originate from all over the world and with the help of Show Racism the Red Card workshops like this we can ensure this diversity is celebrated by children as they grow and develop.”
In other news, WWSET are happy to report that we once again delivered two hugely successful October Half Term holiday camps for local youngsters which saw over 100 children participating in High Wycombe & Beaconsfield. All those who attended had a fantastic time learning new skills, playing lots of games as well as meeting four of the WWFC first team. We were joined by Marcus Bean, Nick Freeman, Dominic Gape & Craig Mackail-Smith during the week and the children quizzed them about their experiences as footballers as well as being lucky enough to play alongside them in some small sided games. A fantastic week was had by all involved! Here’s an example of the excellent feedback we received…
“Just please keep on doing what you are doing. This boy LOVES it, and its ignited his passion for his local team. Thank you, everyone, involved!”
And as one-half term ends, the next set of holidays is fast approaching. We still have spaces remaining in our Christmas Soccer Schools in December. Our Soccer School experience is a highly regarded experience that offers great value and great memories for the children. Every participant will receive professional football coaching from our UEFA and FA licensed coaches, opportunities to win daily prizes, a special ‘end of course’ gift, 2 FREE TICKETS to see WWFC at Adams Park and an opportunity to impress and gain a trial with our WWFC Elite & Development Academy.
For more information and to book onto our Christmas Soccer Schools, please go to; http://bookonline.www.wwset.co.uk/holidaycourses
To go alongside our Soccer Schools, WWSET delivers a Saturday Morning Club at the John Hampden Grammar School throughout the academic year. This session runs from 9.30-11.00 every Saturday morning and is open to all children aged 4-11 to come and have some fun, make some friends and work on their skills within practices & small sided games. We are very well subscribed with 40 children attending the session weekly and we are ready to welcome many more! If you are interested in joining us then please visit the page below to book your place:
Finally, all that’s left to say is we hope that you enjoy today’s match and fingers crossed for another 3 points on the board come 5.00pm!
C’MON THE CHAIRBOYS!