Cambridge youngsters will show racism the red card as they kicked off a season of activity to challenge discrimination.
Cambs Euro MP Alex Mayer presented players from the Cambridge United Premier League Girls’ Team with special tickets to attend Cambridge United’s annual “Kick it Out” match between the Us and Colchester United which will be held in March.
Cambridge United Community Trust is giving 110%, working with youngsters on and off the pitch to blow the whistle on discrimination.
Sam Gomarsall of CUCT said: “These sessions are part of a growing number of opportunities for women and girls to play football across Cambridge. Our female players are ambassadors for the sport and act as role models for inclusiveness.
“We are proud to play our part, on behalf of Cambridge United, in this national campaign to kick all discrimination out of our national game.”
CUCT are also organising assemblies in primary school with some of the first team squad and will be putting important information into match day programmes about how the differences between us should be celebrated and how discrimination of any type has no place in football or society in general.
Alex Mayer MEP said: “Racism has no place in football or anywhere else and I pay tribute to the work being done by Cambridge United Community Trust. Cambridge is a great, tolerant looking and open city – well done to the Trust and Club play for their roles in helping to keep it that way.”