THIS Saturday’s home fixture against Woking has been dedicated to celebrating the work of Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion organisation, as part of its ‘Season of Action’.
Founded in 1993, Kick It Out has altered the landscape of football by educating, raising awareness and campaigning to make the game a more safe, welcoming and comfortable environment free of all forms of discrimination, prejudiced attitudes and abusive behaviour.
During this weekend’s fixture, both sets of players, management staff and supporters alike will embrace the diversity of English football by wearing Kick It Out t-shirts, donning badges and stickers, and distributing promotional materials.
Adie Merrikin, Grimsby Town Sports & Education Trust Officer said: “We at the Trust are determined to improve and educate young people of the effects of racism and discrimination in the world of football and in society. We have worked in several schools over the years and this year has been no different”
Grimsby Town Sports & Education Trust has engaged with several schools, academies and referral units over the years with some being not only the most deprived areas of North East Lincolnshire but in the United Kingdom.
Help Grimsby Town Football Club to promote the message of equality and inclusion by ensuring that Blundell Park remains free from all forms of discrimination. If you are a victim of, or witness any discrimination whilst at Blundell Park please contact your nearest steward or report this confidentially to Kick It Out or via their free app which is available on the App Store or Google Play.
We would like to welcome Discoveries Empire Colts under 9`s who will be presenting the Kick It Out banners around the ground.