We delivered our Dealing with Racism workshop to participants of the Wrexham FC / Princes Trust project.
Campaign Worker Jason Webber visited the Race Course ground to deliver the workshop on Dealing with Racism that has been specifically tailored towards the football environment and to support coaches.
The aspiring coaches were part of the on-going “NEETS” (Not in Education or Employment) project funded by the Prince’s Trust and run by Wrexham FC football in the community manager and former player Lee Jones.
The participants are currently being trained towards achieving their Football Association of Wales Level 1 football coaching qualification and will be certified to coach at junior league level in Wales working with young people.
The workshop educates the group firstly about what racism is and then the forms of racism that exist in society.
The coaches take part in interactive scenarios that can occur in the football environment and learn what the correct way to deal with the situations is both during and after the incident, along with the importance of reporting it and the processes in doing so. This will help the newly qualified coaches to identify any incidents of racism during their coaching careers.
Jason Webber said: “This workshop is essential for the future coaches in order for them to be fully equipped with information to recognise a racist incident, know how to react in the correct way and how to deal with and report the issue. Without this knowledge problems can reoccur and not get dealt with properly.”
We will be continuing to work with Wrexham FC in the near future with other on-going projects.
For more information about our Dealing with Racism workshops or our work with clubs contact.