Birmingham hosts anti-racism football event
Over 50 schools and 500 students from across Birmingham will take part in a major anti-racism football event at Moseley School on Tuesday 13th July.
The event will combine football skill sessions, matches, community stalls and music from Love Music Hate Racism, and former Aston Villa and England International Earl Barrett will be on hand to give out prizes and trophies as schools compete in competitions.
The event, supported by Kick It Out and the BCFA, is aimed at primary pupils from Years 5-6 and secondary pupils from Years 7-8.
Event organiser Doug Morgan said: “Our events are about celebrating everyone’s past, everyone’s present, everyone’s future. Birmingham is a dynamic city because of its multiculturalism.
“Racism only divides us, making us all weaker. Hundreds of school kids will join us on Tuesday to celebrate the rich mix of cultures that are around us. Birmingham, like our planet, is a diverse place – and we love it.”
The festival will feature training sessions from Birmingham FA that will allow the children to mix within their age groups and the festival will also give the children opportunity to take part in a song/rap competition.
BCFA Social Inclusion officer Mohammed Juned said “This festival is a fantastic event which really brings all the community together under one roof to celebrate the multicultural city that we live in, using football and music as a tool to help with celebrating and learning about each other.”