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Show Racism the Red Card

2 October 2012

Sheffield Wednesday will host an afternoon of activities for youngsters aimed at educating against racism.

More than 120 young people from Sheffield Primary Schools will attend the Show Racism the Red Card event at Hillsborough on Thursday.

Two Owls players will participate in a Q&A on racism, along with former Newcastle defender John Beresford.

The young participants will get to see an advance screening of the new Show Racism the Red Card DVD featuring top footballers and pose questions on racism to the panel of special guests.

Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said: “It is great news that Sheffield Wednesday are again supporting the SRtRC educational events. We are looking forward to coming back to the club and working with Year 5 & 6 pupils from the area.

“The recent Select Committee Report concluded that much more can and must be done to combat racism in football and at SRtRC we believe that education is key to that. Up to 50 football clubs this season will work with the SRtRC campaign to educate against racism, not only in football but in society.

“This is a tremendously positive way for football clubs to affect a wider change in attitudes to racism.”

Trevor Braithwait, Director of Communications at Sheffield Wednesday, added: “As a high profile football club and community education provider, our outreach is extensive and we are proud once more to underline the message of SRtRC.” 

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