Kick It Out Game Of Action Brings Equality And Inclusion To St. James’ Park
Newcastle United and Newcastle United Foundation will host a ‘Game Of Action’ on Saturday as the Magpies take on Southampton, to support the national Kick It Out campaign.
Flag bearers, assisted by Foundation staff, will present a Kick It Out flag to the Milburn stand before kick-off. Newcastle United and Southampton players, as well as match officials will also wear Kick It Out shirts as they warm up on the St. James’ turf.
Premier League Kicks venues across the region are also getting in on the action, by taking part in special in house ‘Kick It Out’ tournaments. With almost 2000 young people playing free football through Kicks last year, the tournaments are an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of tackling discrimination, and welcoming diversity and equality into the beautiful game.
Laura Wilson, Kicks Project Coordinator at Newcastle United Foundation, said: “Our participants are always happy to support Kick It Out and we’re very proud of the diverse group of young people that get involved with the Foundation’s projects.
‘Football gives our participants the chance to learn about other people, their backgrounds, cultures, and religions. By encouraging tolerance and education we’ve helped build a proud community of young footballers that respect each other and celebrate diversity.”
Kick It Out campaigns to tackle all forms of discrimination in football. Established in 1997, the organisation works to raise awareness of the benefits of equality, inclusion, diversity policies and practices in football, as well as exposing and challenging all aspects of discrimination and unfair practices at all levels of football.
If you witness any discrimination at a game, don’t ignore it, report it!
Text the word ‘help’ plus the stand row and seat number of the offender.
Alternatively you can download the Kick It Out Reporting app!
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