Albion youngsters with important anti-discrimination message

Club’s academy players show their support to Show Racism the Red Card campaign.

By Alex Stedman • 29 October 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion's under-18s show their support for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.

Albion’s youngsters have reiterated the club’s support for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.

The club’s academy players devised and recorded their own unique video message as part of a Show Racism the Red Card workshop at the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.  

It follows the club’s under-18s, under-23s and Amex-based staff also showing their support on the club’s social media channels earlier this month.  

The club’s academy players have been working on a host of projects during Black History Month. The club’s under-13s have been working on a ‘Trailblazers’ project which celebrates the history of black and ethnic minority players in British football. 

During half-term youngsters researched trailblazers such as former manager Chris Hughton, women’s team manager Hope Powell and Albion’s first black player Dave Busby, looking at all of their contributions to both football and the wider community. 

Students will research the contributions black people have made across the world with a particular focus on scientists. Whilst discussing Black Lives Matter and how the movement has affect them.  

Nathan Marshall, the club’s Education Manager said, “Everyone in the academy has shown fantastic application to the work we’ve set them over the past month.

“We want to make sure the boys we have here are lifelong learners. The initiative they have shown really demonstrates their enthusiasm and understanding of what they have been learning about during Black History Month. Black History shouldn’t be confined to a month, it should be woven into everyday life”


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