Colin Bell (Manager, Ireland Senior Women’s Soccer team), Mags O’ Brien (SRTRC Board member), Katherine Zappone TD (Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Emer Costello (SRTRC Board member), Martin O’ Neill (Manager Ireland Men’s Senior Soccer team), Martina Quinn (Chair SRTRC), Des Tomlinson (FAI Intercultural Co-ordinator and SRTRC board member), Garrett Mullan (founder SRTRC)

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Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism charity that has been growing since 1995 when footballer Shaka Hislop donated £50 to a local anti-racism campaign in Newcastle upon Tyne. Show Racism the Red Card is now active in the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Ireland. The charity was formally launched in Ireland in 2006.

We produce anti-racism educational resources, including our video resources, an education pack, factsheets, downloadable interactive resources and online training. These  are all used to help tackle racism. We also deliver programmes that promote integration.

Our programmes:

  • Anti Racism Education Workshops & Training
  • Anti Racism Creative Competition for Schools & Youth Services
  • Wear Red Day Against Racism
  • Football Against Racism in Europe actions
  • Club Welcome for Refugees

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to harness the high profile of sport and sportspeople to combat racism.


Show Racism the Red Card is a signatory to the Governance Code and to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages.

The members of our board of directors:

Emer Costello, Emmet Malone, Alistair Holland, Martina Quinn,
Des Tomlinson, Mags O’ Brien, Stephen Collins

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