Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank everyone at Birmingham City FC for their support in organising the event and a special thank you to Rachele Johnson who made the event possible.SRtRC
Over 90 young people from local primary schools attended the event which saw the Year 5/6’s take part in an educational workshop, watch the SRtRC educational film and then take part in a Q&A session with a panel of special guests.
The guests included Blues midfielders David Davis and Jason Lowe, former footballer’s Michael Thomas and David Kelly, Lee Wiggetts-Clinton, who was representing Unite the Union and the Club’s Customer Service & Supporter Liaison Manager Rachele Johnson.
The panel explained to the young people what they should do if they experience racism and who they can report it to, as well as providing brilliant advice on what each person can do to tackle racism.
Prizes were given out to the three best questions asked to the panel with the Club donating a pair of match tickets to their upcoming game vs Queens Park Rangers FC for the best question asked.
“Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank everyone at Birmingham City FC for their support in organising the event and a special thank you to Rachele Johnson who made the event possible.” said SRtRC.
“The power of role-models to educate young people should never be underestimated, therefore, a massive thank you to Lee, Rachele, Michael, David, David and Jason.
“A big thank you to the Professional Footballers Association who continue to support the work of Show Racism the Red Card and make events like this possible.
“And finally, Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank all the young people for their honest engagement from start to finish.”
Customer Service & Supporter Liaison Manager Rachele Johnson added: “We were delighted to welcome SRtRC to St. Andrew’s and we hope the afternoon helped the young people engage in such an important topic.
“I’d also like to thank all the panel for their time and I believe their attendance is vital in promoting and sharing the issue.”