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Blues Kick It Out

Posted: Wed 29 Jan 2014
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Blues striker Matt Green paid a visit to Regents Park Primary School in Small Heath recently ahead of Kick it Out Day at St. Andrew’s this Saturday.

Green was joined by Keeley Baptista and Paul Mortimer, representatives from Kick It Out, who took part in a discussion with the children on the long-standing national campaign. 

Ammarah_390The visit followed a Blues-themed art competition which was open to all of the children at the school to design a piece of art work to represent equality in football. 

Green and the Kick it Out representatives judged all of the entries and picked Ammarah Ali’s piece of work (pictured) as the overall winner. 

Ammarah touched on all areas of equality within her 2d football figure including racism, disability and ladies football as well as a moving quote: “Our hearts beats the same rhythm. Our blood flows the same rate. Don’t differentiate nor discriminate.” 

Ammarah will be taking part in the Guard of Honour this Saturday before sitting down to cheer Blues on against Derby County with the rest of her class mates.

Green, currently sidelined with a knee injury, said “It was great to meet the children at Regents Park Primary and talk to them about discrimination within football, as it is a really important subject. 

“The artwork they produced was to a very high standard and it was really hard for us to pick an overall winner.” 

Rachel Williams, Blues’ media and charity co-ordinator, added: “We were overwhelmed with the amount of entries from the school, the children put a lot of effort into their designs and produced some great pieces of work highlighting the key areas associated with the campaign.  

“Equality is very important to Blues and this was a great way for us to discuss an important topic with younger children within our local community.”

If you would like to find out more about Kick It Out you can do so by visiting their website at www.kickitout.org follow them on twitter @kickitout or like their Facebook page by searching ‘Kick it Out’. 

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