- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Press Releases
Mike Hedges welcomes news that Funding to help young people & teachers Show Racism the Red Card has been announced
The Welsh Labour Government has announced £16,000 of funding to support the work of a leading education charity which uses sport to tackle racism.
Mike said… ‘I welcome this money which will be used to tackle racism in sport. I am sure we can all recall the days when coloured players were greeted with racist chants or bananas being thrown on to the pitch. It is through the work of groups such as Show Racism the Red Card that this sort of thing has become a thing of the past; I am sure that this new investment will mean that work can be undertaken to ensure that it does not make a come back.’
The funding will enable Show Racism the Red Card to run 10 educational events at football, rugby and cricket clubs across Wales. Around 600 young people will benefit from the events, which will promote anti-racism messages and tackle homophobic bullying.
The sessions will also emphasise how sport can help people overcome personal difficulties and support their well-being, using the stories of sporting stars as inspiration.
The funding will also provide the opportunity for around 200 education practitioners to learn about ways to promote equality and tackle racism in schools. The training will help teachers build confidence in recognising and responding to racist incidents.