Newcastle United and Newcastle United Foundation will show their support of the national ‘Kick It Out’ campaign at this Saturday’s match against Fulham at St. James’ Park.
Kick It Out campaigns to tackle all forms of discrimination in football. 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 and conduct at all levels of football.
A ‘Kick It Out’ tournament on Friday night at seven Premier League Kicks venues across the region will engage with over 200 young people, encouraging them get involved in the tournament as well as raising awareness of tackling discrimination, welcoming diversity and equality in the game.
Kicks at Westgate, Ashington, The Parks, Wideopen, St John’s, Gateshead Redheugh and Gateshead FC will be running in-house Kick It Out tournaments with eight lucky participants set to be selected to showcase the Kick It Out Flag on the pitch before the match.
Newcastle United Box Office staff have also been on the EFL Playing for Inclusion course this week.
Newcastle United Foundation Community Project Coordinator, Laura Wilson, said: “Our participants are always hugely keen to support Kick It Out. We’re very proud of the diverse group of young people that get involved with our projects. Football helps our participants learn about other people’s lives, cultures and religions as well as encouraging tolerance and education to ensure we have a proud community of young footballers that respect each other and celebrate diversity.”