On Wednesday 25th February, Club Doncaster, hosted a Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) at the Keepmoat Stadium to teach young people about the dangers of racism.
The event with Doncaster Rovers FC and Doncaster RLFC was organised in partnership with the Club Doncaster Community Sports and Education Foundation and was sponsored by Doncaster Council.
Pupils from Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Kingfisher, Woodfield and Bentley High Street Primary Schools took part in a range of anti-racism activities, a hate crime workshop from South Yorkshire Police, a workshop examining Homophobia delivered by Doncaster Pride and a tour of the Keepmoat Stadium.
In the afternoon the young people were shown a screening of the SRtRC film and were then given the chance to pose questions to a panel including Doncaster Rovers Andy Butler and Doncaster RLFC players Pasqualle Dunn and Mitch Clark.
Following the event, Show Racism the Red Card are asking the young people to create a newspaper style report of the event.
Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, Ged Grebby, said:
“The educational events with football clubs are one of the highlights of our work. It’s brilliant to be able to continue this season’s programme of events with Doncaster Rovers. The club are long-standing and consistent supporters of the campaign".
“We are hugely grateful to the club, Doncaster Council and DRFC Community Foundation for their support.”
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.
During the 2013-14 season the campaign held 38 events in England, attended by 79 professional footballers and managers and educating 3,230 young people.