Show Racism the Red Card’s annual Fortnight of Action takes place in Wales from 15th - 31st October, 2010.
Wednesday, October 13
Newtown FC is backing the annual fortnight of action and the team has displayed the Show Racism The Red Cards before a recent game.
This period of concerted action encourages participation from all sections of communities to celebrate diversity and tackle racism.
A major aim of the Fortnight of Action is to encourage anti-racist actions, events and initiatives to take place throughout the year. Many organisations begin their actions during October and run follow-up events during the year.
One proven way of making a difference is to act on a local level to break down barriers that lead to racist attitudes and behaviour. These barriers can include:
- Racial stereotyping
- Ignorance of other cultures
- Excluding practices
- The idea that any one culture or racial group is superior to another
This year’s SRTRC Fortnight of Action will once again see players in Wales show their support for the anti-racist cause. Action at games will include:
- Players wearing SRtRC RED T-shirts
- Players ‘RED card’ action at WPL games
- Anti-racist tannoy announcements
- Articles in match programmes
- Articles on club websites
- Unveiling of anti-racist stadium hoardings
- Involvement with local clubs and communities Football is a sport that is followed by all, and should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their racial or ethnic background. We hope you enjoy the game this weekend and ask you to support the player’s action before kick-off. “This season will again see the clubs unite in actions prior to kickoff and all clubs are to host an event with young children using the players as role models talking to pupils about their experiences, this is a big step towards stopping racism in the play ground and in the community," said Jssdon Webber, Wales Campaign Worker.
"The Fortnight of Action, which Show Racism the Red Card coordinates in Wales, is a hugely important event in the Football Calendar. The Football Association of Wales believes that the support from its clubs during this campaign, will help to educate and re-educate football fans of all ages in order to stamp out the threat of Racism in the terraces and on the football pitches in Wales," said Andrew Howard, FAW Head of Competitions. Further details of the campaign and the FOA can be found at www.theredcardwales.org
The Wales Ladies team display the
anti racism cards
Newtown FC Will Show Racism The Red Card On March 11, 2011
Wednesday, October 13.
Newtown FC will stage an event to promote the campaign to 'Show Racism The Red Card In Sport' at Latham Park on March 11, 2011.
Our all day event comprises of a workshop in the morning where an education team and young children take part in activities exploring racism.The event will contain addresses by senior staff, a video and question and answer session on the campaign.
After the Q&A there will be closing remarks and then a short signing session where the young people get magazines, posters, etc signed by the players present.
UEFA Ten Point Plan of Action for Professional Football Clubs
- Issue a statement saying the club will not tolerate racism, spelling out the action it will take against those engaged in racist chanting. The statement should be printed in all match programmes and displayed permanently and prominently around the ground.
- Make public address announcements condemning racist chanting at matches.
- Make it a condition for season ticket holders that they do not take part in racist abuse.
- Take action to prevent the sale of racist literature inside and outside the ground.
- Take disciplinary action against players who engage in racial abuse.
- Contact other clubs to make sure they understand the club's policy on racism.
- Encourage a common strategy between stewards and police for dealing with racist abuse.
- Remove all racist graffiti from the ground as a matter of urgency.
- Adopt an equal opportunities policy in relation to employment and service provision.
- Work with all other groups and agencies, such as the players union, supporters, schools, voluntary organisations, youth clubs, sponsors, local authorities, local businesses and police, to develop pro-active programmes and make progress to raise awareness of campaigning to eliminate racial abuse and discrimination.