Youngsters say no to racism at Keepmoat

Jan Budtz
Jan Budtz

More than 100 children from Doncaster schools have shown their support to tackle racism in sport and everyday life.

Organised by anti-racist educational charity Show Racism the Red Card and hosted for a sixth time by Doncaster Rovers, the event at the Keepmoat Stadium was one of a number held up and down the country.

Pupils from Woodfield, Kingfisher, St Francis Xavier and Bentley High Street primary schools were able to grill Newcastle United player Oliver Bernard and current Rovers players about racism.

And there were workshops from Doncaster Pride and South Yorkshire Police.

Councillor Glyn Jones, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Equalities and Cohesion, said: “I am passionate about making Doncaster a great place that offers a bright future, full of opportunities and potential for all.

“Only by acting together – and very importantly, listening to and working with our young people – will we create a Doncaster that enables future generations to thrive.”

Former Doncaster Rovers’ goalkeeper Jan Budtz, who now works as a community officer at the club said: “Show Racism the Red Card is a great charity and you can’t do enough to raise awareness.”

Children also tour the stadium and met their favourite players.