St Brendan’s Park F. C Marks Football Against Racism Week
St Brendan’s Park F. C today 14/10/2017 held an Academy Training Session to mark Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Week.
During today’s event, our Academy players participated in a friendly training match. The players lined up in ‘Champions League style and shook hands with players from the opposing team. As they passed, they exchanged wristbands from Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC). In our club, there is no place for racism’.
St Brendan’s Park F. C is among over 100 clubs, group, organisations – including schools, football clubs and community organisations – from throughout Ireland who are taking part in FARE Week 2017. The week is an initiative of the FARE network www.farenet.org supported by UEFA across Europe and is supported in Ireland by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). The initiative runs from 5th to 19th October, and will see thousands of events taking place across Europe to highlight anti-racism messages and celebrate diversity. FARE Week 2017.
Speaking at the FARE event in at Christy Leahy Park, Director of Coaching Padraig McCannon said: “football can be powerful in uniting people and breaking down barriers. Now that Ireland is a multicultural society, we need to encourage children and adults to grow their understanding of the many new communities now represented amongst our neighbours, schools and workmates.”
According to Padraig, “FARE Week is a great opportunity to use the power of football to bring people together, make a stand against discrimination and promote respect for diversity in football and in society. The events that are taking place during FARE Week serve not only to promote the anti-racism message, but also promote integration.
Over the last 11 years, a huge number of clubs; schools, youth groups and others have taken time to support FARE Week in Ireland by organising a wide range of activities, including friendly matches, football blitz events and competitions. In 2017, we look forward to the ongoing support of the football and wider community to mark FARE fortnight. The FAI and Show Racism the Red Card would like to congratulate St Brendan’s Park F. C for becoming involved in FARE Week 2017.”