Essex Senior League to host weekend of dedicated fixtures in support of Kick It Out
The Essex Senior League will be recognising the work of Kick It Out on Saturday 21 April by hosting three games that will show support to the key messages of equality and inclusion.
The Step 5 division will be following up its activity from last season by wearing the famous Kick It Out t-shirts alongside a number of activities that will be displaying the clubs’ commitment to promoting an inclusive environment in the league.
The Essex Senior League was formed in 1971 with nine member clubs and has grown in 47 years to currently host 21 member clubs, providing a platform for promotion into the Bostik League Division One North.
The three games recognising Kick It Out are as follows:
Sporting Bengal United v Redbridge
West Essex v Wadham Lodge
FC Romania v Tower Hamlets
Speaking about the dedicated fixtures this weekend, Imrul Gazi, Grassroots Advisor for the organisation, said: “I am really pleased Kick It Out are supporting the Essex Senior League for the second year with this brilliant initiative. The league officials, Michelle and Rob, have been very forthcoming with what they feel is a very important message that they wish to portray.
“As the league has teams from across East London and Essex it’s vital that they work to highlight the importance of creating a fully-inclusive environment for all.
“As the Grassroots Advisor for London I was excited at the opportunity for Kick It Out to be involved and really pleased that our Grassroots Activity Fund is helping events such as this to raise awareness of the work we’re doing across communities to encourage inclusion, diversity & battle racism at Kick it Out.”