Date: 02 December 2009
The Jags Show Racism the Red Card
On Thursday 3rd December 2009, Partick Thistle will host a Show
Racism the Red Card stadium event. The event, which will be held
at Firhill Stadium will involve young people from 6 local primary
schools and UNISON - the sponsors of the new Partick Thistle /
Show Racism the Red Card squad poster which will be launched on
Now an annual event in the calendars of Partick Thistle and
Show Racism the Red Card, the aim is to provide anti-racist education
in an enjoyable and focussed environment.
The young people attending the event will have the opportunity
to explore issues around racism through watching a Show Racism
The Red Card film and joining a Q&A panel session with Show Racism
the Red Card's Education Worker Atta Yaqub and the club's Assistant
Manager Gerry Britton, alongside players David Rowson and Ian
Gerry Britton, a long-time supporter of the campaign said, "Partick
Thistle are once again delighted to welcome Show Racism the Red
Card to Firhill Stadium for their latest workshops with local
schoolchildren. The work done by SRTRC is vital if future generations
are to be educated on the evils that racism can cause in our society.
The new squad poster is a welcome addition to our resources."
Partick Thistle's first team squad will also be in attendance
to meet the young people and provide the opportunity to get autographs,
as well as win prizes for their input in the discussion session.
Steven Gilliland, Active Schools Coordinator said "This event
is a great opportunity for the children and young people involved!
It is another opportunity to encourage them to get their 60 minutes
of physical activity each day whilst learning more about challenging
racism. It is also great that it's at the home of the local football
club, Partick Thistle."
Billy Singh, Campaign Manager with Show Racism the Red Card,
said "Club events are an excellent way for our campaign to promote
the message of anti-racism to young people. They have seen the
players at matches, on TV and in the newspapers, and if the message
is coming from the footballers, then they stand up and take notice
that racism is totally unacceptable in our Scottish society. It
also shows the strong links between Show Racism the Red Card and
its supporters Partick Thistle and UNISON. Our education team,
across the UK, deliver workshops in schools, and this part of
their remit is crucial in getting our message out there".
Shireen Bonner, (Black Members Officer UNISON's NHS Glasgow Clyde
& CVS Branch) "We are proud to be here today on behalf of UNISON
supporting 'Show Racism the Red Card'. It is another great day
for the campaign and for Scottish football. We are proud today
to say we won't put up with racism - NOT IN OUR NAME AND NOT IN
Cathy Miller (Branch Secretary of UNISON's NHS Glasgow Clyde
& CVS Branch) said "UNISON has always been opposed to racism and
discrimination. We have been in the forefront of campaigns against
those who perpetrate racism and will continue to actively support
Show Racism the Red Card."
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Note to editors:
1. Thursday 03 December 2009. 12:00pm - 2:45pm
2. Event takes place at the Jackie Husband Stand, Firhill Stadium
3. UNISON NHS Glasgow, Clyde and CVS Branch are sponsoring the
2009/10 Partick Thistle FC / Show Racism The Red Card squad poster
4. Further information on Show Racism The Red Card: www.theredcardscotland.org
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