Show Racism the Red Card returned to Boundary Park for another event held in conjunction with the Oldham Athletic Community Trust.
Show Racism the Red Card returned to Boundary Park for another event held in conjunction with the Oldham Athletic Community Trust. 50 young people from 4 local primary schools gathered in the Corner Flag suite to see a preview of the new SRtRC film and take part in a Question & Answer session with a panel that included OAFC players, Craig Davies & Richie Byrne. The screening of the new film was very well received by the audience and fuelled some excellent questions from the young people. Both Craig and Richie handled the questions well and provided some interesting answers.
There were prizes for the panel's favourite questions of the day including Show Racism the Red Card T-Shirts, which the players signed and a signed Oldham Athletic FC ball for the best question. In addition, all of the young people received a goody-bag containing SRtRC resources and OAFC programmes. The schools were provided with copies of the 2005 DVD and education pack free of charge to take back with them. The players stayed behind at the end and provided autographs for all of the young people who attended. The best questions of the day were asked by Rebecca, Timida and Cameron and were:
- What helps you get through racism?
- If your friends were being racist would you tell them off or join in?
- How come you don't see as many Asian people playing football?
The event provoked some local press coverage with both SRtRC and the club issuing press releases and the event was also featured on the website of Oldham Athletic FC.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank all of the young people who attended and the schools for their interest. The campaign would also like to particularly thank, James Mwale and Colin Moore for their help in organising the day. We look forward to continuing to work with the club and the Community Trust on future events and thank them for their ongoing support.