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One Game, One Community

Posted on 20 October 2009  - 12:00

Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion campaign, is uniting the football family this autumn as the game, from park pitches to the Premier League, pledges its backing to the 'One Game, One Community' weeks of action.

Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion campaign, is uniting the football family this autumn as the game, from park pitches to the Premier League, pledges its backing to the 'One Game, One Community' weeks of action.

With over 1,000 activities nationwide taking place between two weekends, the weeks of action are widely considered sport's largest equality and community engagement initiative. Synononmous with many supporters for the iconic Kick It Out t-shirts worn by high-profile players, the weeks of action exist to mean much more.

Club captain Robbie Keane commented on the importance of the One Game One Community campaign.

"Football is a powerful tool. Kick it Out uses the game to raise awareness of equality and reinforce the message that discrimination won't be tolerated in football or elsewhere in society. Footballers should be judged on their performance on the pitch. There's no place for discrimination in football."

With 16 years of campaigning under its belt, Kick It Out has witnessed, and contributed to, many changes, both attitudinally and policy-wise since its formation during the fledgling days of the Premier League.

As well as continued support from some of the biggest names in football, the scope and scale of Kick It Out's work has shifted with the footballing landscape. Matters concerning gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability are now as much a part of the campaign's remit as race and skin colour were back in 1993.

Along with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation's numerous community activities run in support of the week of action, the Club will also be highlighting our support for the initiative at the forthcoming Premier League fixture against Stoke City on Saturday.

To find out how you can get involved, call Kick It Out on 0207 684 4884 or visit www.onegameonecommunity.org.