Astley and Buckshaw Junior Football Club is delighted to announce a new partnership with Kick It Out, the leading anti-discrimination organisation in English football.
The partnership will see Kick It Out work with ABJFC to deliver a range of educational and awareness-raising activities on discrimination, racism, and inclusion to the club’s members, coaches, and parents.
The partnership is part of Kick It Out’s commitment to working with grassroots football clubs to help them create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for all players.
ABJFC‘s Chairman, Darren Marsden said: “We are very proud to be partnering with Kick It Out. We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all players, and we believe that this partnership will help us to achieve that goal.
“We are looking forward to working with Kick It Out. We believe that it is important to educate children about these issues at a young age, so that they can grow up to recognising the need for respect, and challenging intolerance when they see it.”
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Kick it Out is the UK’s leading anti-discrimination organisation in football. It was founded in 1993 to tackle racism in the sport.
The organisation quickly expanded its remit to include all forms of discrimination, including sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. Kick it Out works with clubs, players, and fans to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone involved in football.
Some of Kick it Out’s key achievements include:
- Securing the commitment of all Premier League and Football League clubs to the Kick it Out Equality Action Plan, which aims to promote equality and diversity in football.
- Launching a number of educational programmes aimed at raising awareness of discrimination and promoting tolerance and understanding.
- Responding to incidents of discrimination at football matches and supporting the victims.
- Working with the media to promote positive representations of football and to challenge negative stereotypes.
Kick it Out has played a significant role in reducing discrimination in football, the organisation continues to work tirelessly to create a more inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone involved in the sport.