Prior to Ton Pentre’s FAW Welsh Cup First Round win over Dinas Powys at Ynys Park on Saturday (20th October), both teams provided their support to Show Racism the Red Card’s Fortnight of Action.
Players from every club in Wales are united in calling for a racism-free environment in football and society. Players in 35 European countries are also involved in similar events as part of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network against racism and discrimination.
This season will see clubs involved in educational workshops delivered to local school children around Wales.
Some Welsh Football League clubs will be taking part in this effort and as a result Show Racism the Red Card have an Ambassador Scheme, which a club’s player, along with the manager will represent the club working with Show Racism the Red Card promoting their message.
Ton Pentre’s club Ambassador this season is Richard Ingram, who shared his thoughts on the campaign and racism in football saying: “Everyone involved with the club will work to kick racism out of football.”
Bulldogs manager Dean Morris also highlighted the clubs stance against racism and said: “It should not matter what colour of skin or ethnic origin you are when it comes to playing any sport.”
Further details about the campaign and the Fortnight of Action can be found at http://www.theredcardwales.org or contact the Welsh office at:
02920 351 616