During October, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and football Clubs across the country will be showing support for the Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) Month of Action (MOA).
Racism continues to be an issue across society with many people suffering abuse each day. The UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity, SRtRC believes that education is key to challenging racism in society.
The FAW and its anti-racism educational charity, SRtRC, recognise that sport can be used as a vehicle to deliver Anti-Racist messaging throughout communities across Wales, working toward a completely Anti-Racist Wales by 2030.
The Month of Action is part of a wider program funded by the FAW which will see clubs across the country hosting Match Actions with players of both teams uniting together to stand against racism.
Clubs can sign up to be involved in SRtRC Month of Action here.
In addition to the FAW’s domestic and grassroots Clubs showing their support on and off the pitch, Cymru’s UEFA Women’s Nations League match against Denmark, which took place on Tuesday the 26th of September was a dedicated ‘No to Racism’ fixture in support of Show Racism the Red Card’s Month of Action. The upcoming Cymru Men’s International Challenge match against Gibraltar on October 11th will also be dedicated to the MoA.
The FAW will be partaking in this year’s SRtRC “Wear Red Day” which will take place on Friday 20th of October. This is a day where everyone, everywhere in Wales can come together to raise money and show support for the campaign. If you would like to support SRtRC’s Wear Red Day, you can by:
Texting; Text ‘RED’ to 70470 to give £1, ‘RED5’ to give £5, ‘RED10’ to give £10 etc.
Just giving: www.justgiving.com/theredcard
Participating in football should be an enjoyable experience for all, where everyone can take part, everywhere in Wales and the FAW are calling on the football family to support the Action Weeks to join SRtRC, in saying ‘No to Racism’.
Challenging racism in football and society is a collective responsibility and there is a need for support across the whole football family in Wales.
If you, a teammate, colleague or opponent are subject to racism, please don’t ignore it, report it at: ReportIt@faw.co.uk
If you see or hear racism at any level of football, please report it to the nearest steward or Club Official. You can also report an incident at www.faw.cymru/ReportIt or by emailing ReportIT@faw.co.uk
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