Club backs Kick It Out campaign
Once again this season, we are delighted to show our support to Kick It Out’s annual One Game, One Community weeks of action, dedicating Sunday's game against Aston Villa to help back the campaign.
This season’s initiative sees football clubs everywhere embrace the inclusive and multi-cultural nature of the English game by holding events involving supporters and players alike.
This weekend provides a platform for fans, players and staff to show their commitment to equality and inclusion in football by wearing One Game, One Community t-shirts, donning campaign badges and stickers.
Over the coming weeks, there are a range of exciting free events being held for football fans to participate in such as the Kick It Out Cup, a tournament launched in conjunction with Powerleague, which scours the country for the best five-a-side team in the land.
Other highlights include a panel debate on the rise of social media in football taking place in London, and an education event on anti-Semitism in football, held in Manchester.
For a full list of events and further information on the weeks of action and how you can get involved, please visit www.kickitout.org or contact the campaign directly via firstname.lastname@example.org
JJ in Kick It Out XI
Our midfielder Jermaine Jenas, currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, has been included in the Kick It Out XI, a select team of ambassadors, past and present, who have worked towards making football a more inclusive place. Jermaine has been involved with Kick It Out and spoke articulately and with conviction in the recent BBC Three 'Is Football Racist' documentary.
Here is the team: Shaka Hislop, Clarke Carlisle, Zesh Rehman, Paul Elliott, Phil Neville, Stuart Holden, Jermaine Jenas, David Clarke, Megan Rapinoe, Rachel Yankey, Nathan Ellington. Manager: Hope Powell.