In partnership with Show Racism the RED Card (SRtRC) on their Day of Action, the FAW have released a poignant video emphasising the importance of challenging racial prejudice.
The video which features FAW Trust ambassador and girls football coach Ayah Abduldaim, in addition to several senior Cymru players highlights the many forms of racism, its affect and the need for further education on this important topic.
Racism continues to be an issue in our society with many people suffering abuse each day. SRtRC Wales are the FAW’s anti-racism educational charity and believe that education is key to challenging racism in society.
As part of the FARE Network Football People Weeks, SRtRC’s annual fundraiser ‘Wear Red Day’ takes place on the 16th of October and is vital in helping the anti-racism charity raise funds to support SRtRC schools programmes, in addition to raising awareness and educating young people and teachers to embed anti-racism in their establishments.
The FAW understands that whilst there has been some progress made in football, there is more that must be done, which is why the FAW are developing a new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan for Welsh Football. Education is vital and alongside SRtRC, a range of educational seminars and resources are being developed for the wider football family. 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
WEAR RED DAY 2020
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