Saturday’s game against Wigan Athletic was dedicated to the work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation and was a huge success all around.Now in its twenty-second year Kick It Out is primarily a campaigning organisation which enables, facilitates and works with the football authorities, professional clubs, players, fans and communities to tackle all forms of discrimination.
The campaign has been pivotal in persuading and supporting the game’s stakeholders to take their equality responsibilities seriously.
You can find out more about Kick It Out’s work by visiting www.kickitout.org
Each season activities take place across the 92 clubs throughout the Premier League and Football League pyramid over the season as the organisation continues to strive to create and ensure a welcoming and comfortable environment for all.
At Saturday’s game both sets of players, officials and mascots wore Kick it Out t-shirts to warm up and local football team Castleford Town (pictured above) wore the t-shirts as they walked out with the players prior to kick off.
Castleford Town also took part in a Kick It Out five-a-side game on the pitch at half-time, whilst supporters in the family area were given information about the core values of Kick It out and given merchandise.
You can see photographs from the day below:
You can help Doncaster Rovers to promote the message of equality and inclusion by ensuring that the Keepmoat Stadium remains free from all forms of discrimination.
If you are a victim of, or witness any discrimination whilst at the Keepmoat Stadium please contact your nearest steward or report this confidentially to Kick It Out on 0800 169 9414 or through Kick It Out’s free app which is available on the App Store or Google Play.