Eight teams nominate ‘Season of Action’ fixtures this weekend
Eight clubs across four leagues will dedicate their fixtures to Kick It Out’s ‘Season of Action’ this weekend as they show their support to the 2014/15 initiative.
The season-long drive provides a greater opportunity for Kick It Out to display the work it undertakes throughout the year to promote inclusion across all levels of the game. The first chosen match took place on Friday night (24 October) for the televised London clash between Fulham and Charlton Athletic.
The Cottagers stormed to a 3-0 victory that featured Dan Burn, who wrote exclusively for our blog series which you can read here.
In the Premier League, Saturday’s (25 October) early kick-off sees West Ham United welcome Manchester City to the Boleyn Ground. The match will feature ‘Next 20’ ambassador Carl Jenkinson, who will be making his third start since joining the Hammers from Arsenal on a season-long loan in the summer.
The Boleyn Ground will also host our second Women’s Raise Your Game conference on Tuesday (28 October). To find out more information and to book your FREE place at the event please click here.
Elsewhere in the top flight, Liverpool have selected their fixture against Hull City as their chosen game to dedicate to Kick It Out, while in south Wales Swansea City have nominated their early evening kick-off against Leicester City for the ‘Season of Action’.
In the Championship, south coast side Brighton and Hove Albion and north west club Bolton Wanderers both recognise the organisation, as they entertain Rotherham United and Brentford respectively.
The selected fixture in League One sees Walsall nominate their game against Chesterfield for the ‘Season of Action’. Walsall have a close link to the organisation through ambassador Romaine Sawyers, who will be looking to add to the two goals he has netted so far this campaign.
Finally in League Two, Carlisle United will welcome struggling Oxford United to Brunton Park for the Cumbrians chosen fixture. Carlisle, who are managed by Keith Curle, one of two black managers currently managing in England’s top four divisions, were involved in last week’s ‘Season of Action’ matches as they were the visitors in Plymouth Argyle’s chosen match.
Over 200,000 fans have gone through the turnstiles during our ‘Season of Action’ games so far this campaign. Thanks to all of you for your support. If you’re attending a game this weekend, tag a photo with #MyMatchdayView and we’ll retweet the best ones from @KickItOut.