All four Kick It Out ahead of Season of Action games
Another packed weekend of ‘Season of Action’ fixtures sees four clubs host games in honour of Kick It Out up and down the country.
Chelsea, Brighton & Hove Albion, Exeter City and York City have all ramped up their support during the campaign’s 2oth year by hosting a series of activities to celebrate the milestone.
In the Premier League, title chasers Chelsea host Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and they are using their ‘Season of Action’ match to launch their first ‘Game for Equality’.
Part of their ‘Building Bridges’ initiative, the ‘Game for Equality’ will celebrate the roles played by Kick It Out, Football v Homophobia (FvH), the Premier League and The Football Association in the fight against discrimination.
On the south coast, Brighton entertain Wigan Athletic in the Championship in their dedicated fixture. The club will promote the ‘Season of Action’ by dedicating five pages in the matchday programme; alongside this there will also be displays on the big screens in the ground and the LED boards that surround the pitch.
Ball boys and ball girls will be wearing Kick It Out t-shirts as Albion feature on the Football League Show later that evening.
In League Two, two teams have nominated their matches to the Season of Action. York City, who in conjunction with York Pride(YP), have declared their against Southend United game to both Kick It Out and FvH.
Selected groups of young children will display Kick It Out and YP flags before the game. The Minstermen have also provided YP with 100 tickets to give away to the local Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) community.
At St.James Park, Exeter City hold the remaining ‘Season of Action’ fixture as they face high-flying Rochdale. The game, also in conjunction with FvH, will be the Grecians second nominated fixture of the season after recognising Kick It Out in their match against Burton Albion in October last year.