Shropshire FA team up with council to host Kick It Out Focus Week
Shropshire FA teamed up with the Shropshire Council and a number of local sports groups in Shropshire at the beginning of November to host a ‘Focus Week’ to raise awareness of Kick It Out’s anti-discrimination message.
The ‘Focus Week’ saw Shropshire FA and associated organisations, including Shrewsbury Town FC, AFC Telford TNS and local coaching providers, come together with the aim of tackling racism and discrimination through football in schools across Shropshire.
The week consisted of practical football coaching, anti-racism talks and anti-discrimination workshops, while it also saw Shropshire’s annual Kick It Out Cup take place with the emphasis of the tournament on fun, football and anti-discrimination.
Eve Bailey, Shropshire FA Football Development Officer, said, “Kick It Out is a great organisation, and for the past four years we have been working with Shropshire Council to deliver the message of inclusion and anti–discrimination.”
Joyce Barrow, Shropshire Council Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “I was very pleased to be involved in Shropshire’s Kick It Out ‘Focus Week’. A lot of good work has gone on for a number of years, with equality and inclusion. I hope this focus week has highlighted the issues around racism and discrimination.”