Brent event to close second 'Season of Action'
Kick It Out will host a youth five-a-side tournament tomorrow (Wednesday) as the curtain comes down on the organisation’s second successive ‘Season of Action’.
The day, which features tournaments for boys and girls, are a elebration of diversity in Brent, and pays tribute to the late Trevor Hutton, who worked tirelessly on youth inclusion in the area.
Over 1.4 million people attended a ‘Season of Action’ fixture this season where the focus of clubs has been to support the work that football’s equality and diversity organisation does on a daily basis to tackle all forms of discrimination at all levels of the game.
Alongside the tournaments, Queens Park Rangers will be running a training session for disabled players and football freestyler Dan Magness will be wowing the audience with his skills and tricks.
After the winners of the tournament have been decided, three awards, honouring individuals who have made a sustained commitment to inclusion and equality will be given out. Both the Laurie Cunningham and Trevor Hutton awards were given posthumously to the people they were named after in their inaugural years, while 2015 sees the first time that the Kick It Out Grassroots Award will be given out, honouring someone whose contribution to the sector has been unmatched.
Cory Hendricks-Jackman, Kick It Out’s Grassroots Football Development Officer is looking forward to Wednesday’s event: “Our ‘Season of Action’ has seen an increase of over 300,000 people seeing professional clubs supporting the work of Kick It Out on a designated matchday this year, with these events often having a lasting impact with young people.
“Being able to close our ‘Season of Action’ at Wembley will be really special, not just for us and the young people involved, but also in the awards we’re giving out in the evening, which will shine a spotlight on some individuals who have made a lasting impression upon their communities this year, creating positive social change with football being the catalyst behind it.”