Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action takes place in Wales from 16th – 31st October, 2015
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society. The campaign delivers educational workshops to young people and adults in their schools, workplaces and at events held in stadiums.
This weekend will see Colwyn Bay support the Fortnight of Action 15 in our fixture against Blyth Spartans, both teams will be wearing anti-racism T-shirts prior to kick off to show their support for Show Racism the Red Card and its anti-racism work.
The Fortnight of Action 15 forms part of the FARE Football People action weeks and is supported by the Football Association of Wales. This year’s Fortnight of Action will see 56 clubs, featuring over 1000 players across 8 leagues all unite to challenge discrimination and celebrate the contribution we all make to football, wherever we live, whatever our connection to the game and whatever our background.
Our club ambassador this season is Robbie Booth who shared his thoughts on racism in football saying: “There is no place in football for any form of racism-it’s as simple as that”
Acting Joint-Manager Rob Hopley also highlighted the clubs stance against racism: “As a club we have an excellent reputation, on and off the field and everyone here is determined for that to continue and grow. We are known as a friendly club and are rightly proud of that”.
Football is a sport that is followed by all, and should be an enjoyable experience for all, whatever their background.
We hope you enjoy the game this weekend and ask you to support the player’s action before kick-off.
Follow Show Racism the Red Card on Social media:
To be kept up to date with this seasons Fortnight of Action follow the hashtag #SRtRCFOA15
If you see or hear racism at any level of football, please report it to the nearest steward or club official.
For more information on how to report racism visit www.theredcard.org/ReportITWales
Further details about the campaign and the Fortnight of Action can be found at www.theredcardwales.org or by contacting:
Tel: 02920 351 616 Email: Wales@theredcard.org