UCD FC launch Show Racism the Red Card

Top stars from Athletics and Volleyball join UCD FC to Show Racism the Red Card.Pictured: Nabil Bouhaidar, Tim Purcell, Joanne Cuddihy, Noemi Kuncik, Barry Colfer, Evan Mc MillanGuests at the event included Irish 400m record holder Joanne Cuddihy andIrish Volleyball international Noemi Kuncik, Dublin GAA legend Brian Mullins alongside UCD FC’s Tim Purcell and Evan Mc Millan.Schools included Jobstown Community School, Sallynoggin Community School and High School and the Muslim National School.Cllr Denis O’Callaghan, Cathaoirleach of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Councilformally launched UCD FC’s Show Racism the Red Card Campaign on Thursday 13 September.”Thousands of people are making Dun Laoghaire their new home. Withintercultural understanding we all stand to benefit from this,” saidO’Callaghan. “It is highly apt that UCD is leading this initiative as it isthe leading football club in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown.””Ireland is getting more multicultural all the time. Initiatives like thisat school level help because people growing up won’t be afraid of otherraces” said Joanne Cuddihy.Kuncik, who originally hails from Romania, said multiculturalism aided Irishsport. “Volleyball in Ireland is very multicultural. We count on people from othercountries to come and help us improve the sport”.UCD FC sign up to UEFA 10 point planUCD FC also used the occasion to launch its new kids jersey which features the Show Racism the Red Card logo. UCD Club Promotion Officer, Colin Forde said: “We’re the first senior club in Europe to replace a sponsor’s logo with an anti-racism message”.

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