show racism the red card

20.10.2004

On 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.  

The "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. 

The 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.

The day was a resounding success and the Tottenham Hotspur Ladies Football Club fully support the work of the scheme.

Spurs Ladies at the "Show Racism The Red Card" day at White Hart Lane
Form left to right : - Mary Griffiths, Jenny Homer, Rosi Webb, Samrawit Bereket, Noureddine Naybet,
Meroulla Lazarou, Kerry Daniells, Handan Djoshkoun, June Clarke, Chris Hughton

 

For more information on "Show Racism The Red Card" click here.

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