Five clubs nominate games for Kick It Out
Five clubs from across two leagues will dedicate their fixtures to the work of Kick It Out as professional clubs step up their support for equality and inclusion in football.
Brentford, Derby County and Reading have nominated their games in the Championship while Port Vale and Walsall have selected their fixtures in League One.
Reading geared up for their dedicated match against Charlton Athletic by hosting an equality session with Kick It Out at Fairview Community Centre on Wednesday 14 October. Royals players Aaron Tshibola and Rowan Liburd spoke to the young people in attendance on the importance of inclusion for all in football.
Another Championship side who undertook Kick It Out related activities before their chosen game this weekend were Derby County. Rams stars Tom Ince and Jake Buxton visited Merill Academy on Thursday 15 October to help with an equality workshop for the students.
Derby face Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday 18 October, with the game being shown live on Sky Sports.
The final game in England’s second tier sees Brentford nominate their clash against struggling Rotherham United. The Millers dedicated their last game before the international break to Kick It Out as they were defeated 2-1 by Burnley.
‘Next 20’ ambassador Romaine Sawyers will be one of the key men to watch at the Bescot Stadium as Walsall face against Chesterfield in their selected Kick It Out match.
Finally, Port Vale have picked their game against Chesterfield to dedicate to the organisation. The Valiants will be hoping to bounce back from a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Southend United in their last League One fixture.