20th October 2004, Spurs
Ladies took part in a "Show Racism The Red Card"
presentation at White Hart Lane, which involved former Newcastle United
and England defender Warren Barton, Spurs Assistant Coach Chris Hughton
and Spurs defender Nourredine Naybet.
"Show Racism The Red Card" scheme takes education on the
subject into schools and uses footballers as role models. This
shows how they are affected by racism and how they suggest it is dealt
with. Video presentations and presentations by players bring this
home to the schoolchildren and make them think about the subject in a
way to change attitudes. The scheme's poet in residence -
Elliott Joseph - read some of his fine works to stimulate discussion and
thoughts about the matter of racism in football.
school at White Hart Lane on the day was Gladesmore School from
Tottenham and nearly 100 children attended. They were given a tour
of the ground and then got to meet the footballers and Ladies players at
the end of a lively question and answer session, getting autographs as
well. One of the kids spoke Moroccan and held a conversation with
Noureddine, which made him feel at home. Chris Hughton, Noureddine
and the ladies all took questions from the schoolchildren on aspects of
racism and for the Ladies sexism too.
day was a resounding success and the Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Football
Club fully support the work of the scheme.
Ladies at the "Show Racism The Red Card" day at White Hart
Form left to right : - Mary Griffiths, Jenny Homer, Rosi Webb, Samrawit
Bereket, Noureddine Naybet,
Meroulla Lazarou, Kerry Daniells, Handan Djoshkoun, June Clarke, Chris
more information on "Show Racism The Red Card" click here.