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YOUNG PLAYERS WORK WITH 'SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD' IN LOCAL SCHOOLS

Academy players talk to local school children

13 May 2021

Year 5 and 6 pupils from Irthlingborough Junior School and Raunds St Peter’s recently took part in a workshop delivered by the national team from ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. The workshop was delivered online via an online platform with staff from Northampton Town FC Community Trust based in the schools to facilitate.

Show Racism the Red Card works in schools and other educational settings throughout the UK to offer a whole range of educational training, workshops, resources and activities, all designed to educate young people and adults about the causes and the consequences of racism. To find out more, please visit theredcard.org

Northampton Town youth team players took part in a question and answer session with the children asking questions around racism and football in general. A huge thank you to Ethan Lack, Jack Connor, Miguel Ngwa, Charlie Woods, Peter Abimbola and Josh Flanagan for taking part.

“It was a pleasure working with years 5 and 6 today," said Paul Hill from Show Racism the Red Card.

"As a group we all identified what racism is, how we can challenge our stereotypes, exploring what privilege means and how our unconscious bias influences our behaviours. All the classes were really engaging and the discussions we had were really thought provoking! Well done everyone! Please pass on our thanks to all the players for an excellent Q&A! They were fantastic!”

"It has been great to work with not only 'Show Racism the Red Card' and their staff but the schools who have taken part, who have really engaged, provoked good positive discussion and supported this topic," added Damon Fox, Schools & Business Development Manager, Northampton Town FC Community Trust. "At what is potentially a key prevalent time, we want schools to also be aware of the different areas and workshops we cover through the Trust in its mission in connecting communities."

For more information please email damon.fox@ntfc.co.uk


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