30 clubs, leagues, youth services and schools applied to participate in activities at grassroots level. This is up from 18 group last year. This involved activity initiated at local level and with support from the Intercultural Programme and Show Racism the Red Card.FULL PROGRAMME REPORT is downloadable at this link: 2014 FARE Weeks FAI summary Report PDF Final
Milltown United FC, in Myshall as part of their FAI Soccer Sisters Halloween Camp promoted the SRTRC programme with all girls wearing the specific wristbands and their coaches wearing the SRTRC bibs. The football activities were always based around the topic of inclusion for all players regardless of race, religion, colour or nationalitySt Fiaccs National School in Graiguecullen will take part in the programme during November as it will link it with their “Anti – Bullying” week of events from Monday 17th – Friday 21st November 2014. Lackagh Youth ClubOn Friday October 10th, Lackagh Foróige Club held a soccer blitz against Athenry Foróige Club.In total approximately 70 teen members took part in the event, where they wore bibs with the slogan “Show Racism The Red Card and also wore wristbands with the same message. These items were courtesy of the FAI in their campaign to promote the anti racism message. Red cards were displayed on the walls of the indoor AstroTurf pitch at The District Gym Athenry, where the event was held.A fun night was had by all while raising awareness of Show Racism The Red Card.It brought two youth clubs together for the night and they integrated very well for this very worthwhile event.Buncrana Hearts FCA series of small sided games were played by our Fun Soccer Academy U6/7 & 8 Squads. Our U12 Reserves also got involved prior to a local derby Winter League fixture. Photos were also sent to the local press and also have it up on our facebook page. Cherry Orchard FCAnti Racism workshop with young players and team photo with anti-racism signage. Ferrybank Boys NSOur school took part in the Football Against Racism in Europe fortnight of action in October 2014.The boys in 5th and 6th classes organised a 7-a-side football tournament. Their teachers, Mr. Tom Fitzgerald and Mr Jamie Nagle as well as the school principal, Mr Gerard Duggan, brought them to the astroturf pitches of Ferrybank AFC for the tournament. We are very grateful to the soccer club for giving us the use of the facilities for our tournament. We had 8 teams altogether. It was a football tournament but there were no winners or runners up. Everyone was a winner.We all had wristbands with ‘show racism the red card’ on them. We also had lots of posters with the same message and ones in Polish, Lithuanian and Irish too.The younger classes got to colour in the Jeff the Ref picture.Mr. Duggan went around to lots of classes with the Show Racism the Red Card Education pack. The boys learned a lot from this. Kerry Leagues The Kerry Schoolboys Girls League was once again delighted to take part in Fare Week under the guidence of Brendan Hogan.We used the Press Release in the local media and also on our website. On a practical level we had the ‘Champions League’ syle handshakes at all our games. We feel that this sets the right atmosphere amongst the players in that vital few minutes before kick-off.Most clubs now have the Show Racism the Red Card signs and other signage and these are on display permenantly at the grounds.Clubs were also supplied with arm bands and other resources by Brendan.The Kerry Schoolboys Girls League is delighted to support FARE Week and other initiatives to stamp out this unacceptable behaviour.Laytown Bettystown YouthreachOn Tuesday 14th of October, all students in Laytown Bettystown Youthreach participated in a Show Racism the Red Card workshop delivered by SPHE teacher and resource person Nicola Townley. During these classes all students explored education packs given to us by the Show Racism the Red Card organisation. Worksheets and resources from the Show Racism the Red Card website were also used. During this time students explored ‘what is racism?’ and discussed the different reasons why people might act racist, the consequences it can have and ways that racism can be overcome.Students were really engaged in the discussion that developed and helped them to gain an insight into the effects of racism and gave them a sense of empowerment to be able to change people views on racism. During the workshop students also learnt about the organisation itself and the different sports organisations that are involved. All students took part in taking photographs holding Show Racism the Red Card signs as well as photographs of them supporting FARE by wearing the Show Racism the Red Card wristbands.On the 21st of October, students were involved in a Show Racism the Red Card themed football tournament in support of FARE. All students participating wore their Show Racism the Red Card wristbands and took photographs holding the organisations posters which were then put on display throughout the centre. Photos from the day were sent to local newspapers and posted on the centres Facebook page. Overall the events were extremely successful and all students and staff involved were proud to be participating in supporting the FARE fortnight and the Show Racism the Red Card organisation as well as helping to promote the anti-racism message Mahon Youth ProjectMahon Youth Development Project held an in-house soccer match for 20 young people from the Project. In total 4 nationalities were represented within that number. Players of the match were award to players from both teams. After the match, players and friends went back to the Youth Cafe for food, and each person was presented with their wrist-bands. The Cafe are was decorated with paper flags from around the world. The group really enjoyed the evant, and have asked that we do the smae in the February(2015) Mid-term break.Manor AstroWe advertised the event locally and via social media. We involved the local comprehensive school and had ty students to assist in our soccer blitz. We began with a small warm up game called treasure chest,we instigated a scenario were racism might occur and showed how racism can occur and how we can all become racist when we are part of a crowd.We finished with a soccer blitz we wore our ‘no to racism’ bibs and raffled our wristbands. It was a bigger event this year and we hope to improve on it next year.Mountmellick United FCFor the third year running Mountmellick Utd FC have proudly taken part in the F.A.R.E fortnight of action.On matchday, Saturday Oct 24 th, home and opposition teams togged out in the red and green Anti Racism bibs ,all united in the common goal to” Show Racism the Red Card “.Home teams involved were u12 & u14 boys and u16 girls with opposition teams from Portlaoise, Kilcock and Tullamore Town. Around 200 people including teams, coaches and supporters were made aware of this programme. A report has aslo been sent into our two local papers.
NYP Dublin 1This year for the Show racism the red card Intercultural fare week the Neighbourhood Youth Project 2 held four football blitz events for our project members who are from different countries from around the world and live and attend school in Dublin. The events took place in O Connells School and on the all weather pitches in clontarf, the young people were all aged between 12 and 17 years, we also held a match between staff volunteers and teachers form the local school, the event went really well and all of the young people learned a lot about racism and also enjoyed the games. Ossory Youth Project
Show Racism the Red Card Futsal Events
Report by Darren Murray,
Recently I was approached by a coach/youth leader Shane Burke at a KS1 coaching course and he disused the lack of football youth clubs in Kilkenny get. I pitched an idea of a format (Futsal) and an educational element to link with (Show Racism the Red Card). After meeting with the local youth service Ossory Youth based in Kilkenny they provided us with three other youth clubs with football teams who were interested in taking part. We decided that Futsal was the best option of game to play as it can be played almost anywhere. We decided that seen as Kilkenny’s fast becoming one of the most culturally diverse areas in Ireland. It would be a good opportunity to educate the youths taking part and raise awareness of the issue of racism in the county and surrounding areas. Show Racism the Red Card sent out information pack to each team taking part and each youth leader/coach gave a talk about the issue of racism in sport and the community.We decided to start the league on November 1st (Halloween Event) in which all the teams played each other once with the points awarded accordingly. Shane’s Urlingford Mill Group hosted the first event. Each team wore bibs supplied by the show racism the red card programme and wrist bands were also distributed on the day. Some excellent football was played and everyone from young to old enjoyed a great occasion. The behaviour and conduct of all the players was an inspiration to see with no booking and only a handful of frees awarded in all six games. An official referee refereed all the games. Going forward it’s been decide to play another round of fixtures in January (New Year Event) and April (Easter Event) in different venues within Kilkenny to spread the word on racism further afield. The points the teams earned will carry over into each event. We’ve also laid out plans to expand the league and include another six to eight team’s next year. Which will not only lead to young people getting a chance to have competitive football but also and most importantly raise awareness of both racism and discrimination in society. A third planning/review meeting is planned for early December. Pavee PointThe event in Finglas was jointly held by Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and Finglas Youth Resource Centre and took place Tuesday 21st October. The event was attended by 25 young people from the area. The young people who are Travellers and members of majority population were aged from 13 – 17 years old.
St Michael’s Youth Project InchicoreThe youth project launched a winter late night league during the FARE fortnight and used this to make a statement about racism. Wicklow Travellers Youth Group Wicklow Travellers Group organised a football match involving young people from the Traveller and Settled community to mark Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Week. the match was held in Rathnew indoor soccer pitch on Thursday 20th October. 14 young people aged between 14 – 19 took part in the game.