22 Feb Show Racism the Red Card
On Tuesday 23rd February League Two outfit, Wycombe Wanderers F.C, will be joining Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) at Adams Park to teach young people about the dangers of racism.
The event with Wycombe Wanderers F.C will run from 12:30 to 15:10.
First team players from Wycombe Wanderers F.C and other special guests will attend the event to appear on a Q & A panel.
Pupils from a number of local schools, who will take part in a range of anti-racism workshops, see a screening of the SRtRC film and then they will then have the chance to pose questions to the panel of players.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of SRtRC said;
“The campaign has a great relationship with Wycombe Wanderers F.C and Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust 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.”
The educational events at football clubs allow young people to experience a firsthand interaction with anti-racism role models in the form of professional footballers and spend time thinking critically about this important issue.
Paul Foley, Head of Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust said;
“Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust and Wycombe Wanderers FC are very proud and excited to be working in partnership with Show Racism the Red Card in an effort to educate local school 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 this diversity should be celebrated. With the help of Show Racism the Red Card workshops like this hopefully that can be achieved and levels of community cohesion increased as a result.”
During the 2014-15 season the campaign held 33 events in England, attended by 67 current professional footballers and managers and educating 3,088 young people.