Youth football team organises anti-racism tournament
A youth football team in Manchester has organised an anti-racism football tournament.
Unity FC is made up of eight young people aged between 12 and 16 years from around the Valley. They have organised a five-a-side football tournament aimed at bringing communities together.
Youth worker Steve McCluskie helped found the team. He said: “We set the group up to bring white and Asian young people from Rossendale together, as we felt there was tension between the groups, especially around schools.
“We want to promote diversity and encourage young people from different backgrounds to have fun together. We want to send out the message that Rossendale’s young people say no to racism.”
The five-a-side football tournament will feature teams made up of youngsters from white and Asian backgrounds. Teams must be aged between 12 and 16, with only two 16-year-olds allowed per team.
The tournament will take place on Sunday (November 28) at Alder Grange School, Calder Road, Rawtenstall between 1pm and 4.30pm. Unity FC are funded by Awards for All from the Big Lottery Fund.
For more information about the competition, contact Steve McCluskie on 07889978438.