Galway Show Racism the Red Card

Galway United rolled out its regional strategy for “Show Racism the Red Card” in extradionary fashion last Wednesday morning. Galway United show racism the red card! Pictured: John Fallon Chairman Galway United FCThe campaign which is in its second year in Galway is aimed at uniting communities of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds through sport with United leading by example to promote integration at grassroots level. The event was held in Claddagh National School which in itself is an excellent example of integration in the Irish education system and made it the perfect location to stage the launch.Pictured:Nicola Reid an Fatmir Gusani with Galway United’s Alan Keane ( center) at the launch of Galway United FC shows racism the red card campaign at Claddagh National School on WednesdayGalway United Chairman John Fallon hailed the launch event a great success. “We at Galway United are delighted to be leading the way in the battle against racism, especially after last years very successful poster campaign.”The event which lasted just under an hour included a 15 minute DVD on Racism in Sport including interviews with top players across the continent.Pictured: Ernest Bishop taking questions and commentsClub Promotions Officer, Daniel Walsh believes the follow up on the DVD was the real highlight. “Ernest Bishop from the Galway City Partnership facilitated a 10 minutes questions & answers with the school kids on what they learned from the experience. Both the quality of answers and number of responses proved that kids are excited to be involved in what we are trying to achieve.”Galway United will be implementing its 2007 programme in two phases. The first was the launch of the SRTRC Poster followed up in late September with an open forum for clubs discussing issues relating to racism & integration in sport. We will also be announcing the introduction of a special award for a club who is leading the way in integrating communitities into their organisationWesley Charles, Galway United’s Club Captain believes “Programmes like these reinforce the anti-racism message and help people remain aware of the social problems that racism causes.”For more information on Galway United Show Racism the Red Card Campaign contact Promotions Officer Daniel Walsh on 085 7208616 or email

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