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Rovers to raise awareness of equality and diversity in Doncaster

6 March 2019

Rovers are running several initiatives throughout the month of March in order to raise awareness of equality and diversity within Doncaster.

The activities in question will form part of two weeks of social action as the club continue to support the work of national bodies and campaigns such as Kick it Out, Show Racism the Red Card, the EFL’s Community Day of Action and Fans for Diversity.

On Monday March 18 there will be the latest Rovers Roadshow, where players and club staff will attend schools with a Show Racism the Red Card theme.

All children from the schools will be invited to attend the Sky Bet League One fixture against Walsall at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday March 30, with a special pitch experience available for those who attend the game.

The club have invited the refugee team from the Conversation Centre to the Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday March 19 as part of the EFL Community Day of Action.

The group who already train regularly at Keepmoat Stadium, will take part in a football match against existing Doncaster Rovers fans. 

In the following week, the club will be hosting our annual Kick It Out themed game and we will revisit the story of Rovers legend Charlie Williams, one of the first Black players in professional football.

In our final game of the month against Walsall, in addition to inviting all the children who participated in our Rovers Roadshows earlier in the month to take part in a unique pitch experience, the club have also put invitations out to several groups across Doncaster, including mental health charity, MIND, members of the Muslim Women’s Group and other groups. 

As part of the day the club will be inviting the groups for feedback on how the club can do more to engage traditionally hard to reach audiences to help grow the supporter base of the club.


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