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We join largest anti-racism week of action

Posted on 14 October 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

As part of our commitment to kicking racism out of football, the Club will take part in a national anti-racism week of action by joining the largest series of anti-racist activities ever staged in European football.


Based in one of the most ethnically diverse areas of Europe, we are pleased to support the week with a number of activities at White Hart Lane.


These include hosting the History of Black footballers exhibition and workshop, with local school children taking part in activities designed by the Club's Learning Centre. Several talks to local school children by David Lammy MP, the MET police and a question and answer session with defender Anthony Gardner will all take place during the week of action.


The home match against Bolton Wanderers on October 23 will be the climax to the week, where the Club will continue to spell out its position on racism to supporters.


All the week’s activities and our ongoing work against racism will be filmed for inclusion in a Tottenham Hotspur against racism video project. The project has been awarded a Community Chest Grant, which is funded by the Football Foundation and Kick It Out.


Anthony Gardner, our ambassador for the week of action, commented: "The whole Club is fully committed to the week of action against racism. Despite the obvious progress made in recent years, elements of racism remain and everyone in football should continue to do all that we can to ensure that racism is once and for all eradicated from the game."


The week of action is now a firm fixture in the sporting and community calendar and has been co-ordinated by football’s anti-racism campaign, Kick It Out, as part of the game’s ongoing contribution to tackle racism.


The week will take place between the 14th and 26th October with over 600 events taking place, including all 92 professional clubs and a number of Conference and non-league clubs.


Lord Herman Ouseley, Chairman of Kick It Out, today commented: "The extended week of action provides evidence of the measurable success being achieved in kicking racism out of the game. The range and breadth of activities at both community and club levels are a testament to the positive work going on in football, particularly by engaging meaningfully with communities traditionally excluded from the game.”


“Our key message for this year’s week of action is for the need to fend off complacency and keep up the ongoing battle against prejudice and exclusion, through education and positive engagement.”