Showing racism the red card

14 Mar 2022 10:07
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BOLTON Wanderers in the Community (BWitC) and Show Racism the Red Card have held anti-discrimination events involving almost 500 youngsters from local schools.

The workshops aimed to inform the pupils about the importance of diversity within society and how people should all work together, celebrating their differences.

Wanderers' first team players Elias Kachunga and Dion Charles were at the University of Bolton Stadium in Middlebrook to help support the first of three events.

Over the course of the week, the workshops engaged children from 12 different schools in a fun and interesting day of activities.

It was the largest event of its type that leading anti-racism educational charity Show Racism the Red Card has done alongside a football club.

Elias and Dion answered questions around racism and discriminatory behaviour on a panel which also included Liz Cameron, chair of the Greater Manchester Race Equality Panel, and Phil Mason, chief executive of Bolton Wanderers in the Community and BWFC Chaplain.

Club chief executive Neil Hart said: "This is a fantastic example of the work being undertaken by BWitC to promote and support diversity and inclusion across our local community.

"It's something as a football club we also fully endorse in making Bolton Wanderers a welcoming place to everybody.

"It's great to see such a productive partnership with Show Racism the Red Card and also our first-team players sharing their experiences, engaging with the young people, and giving their backing to such an important message in promoting equality for all."

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