Show Racism the Red Card

UCATT is proud to support Show Racism the Red Card – the campaign that uses top footballers to educate against racism. The union will sponsor national educational and campaign activities as part of a package of anti-racism educational workshops, educational resources and professional football club team posters featuring the UCATT logo.

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“UCATT are delighted to sponsor Show Racism the Red Card for the first time. The work that SRtRC does in using football to combat racism and xenophobia is exceptional. UCATT looks forward to working with SRtRC.” UCATT General Secretary Steve Murphy

In April the campaign’s Chief Executive Ged Grebby and former player and campaign supporter Richard Offiong (pictured below) joined UCATT activists on a Northern Region weekend course in Newcastle.

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Richard Offiong at a UCATT weekend course

Show Racism the Red Card at UCATT National Delegate Conference (NDC)

Liverpool FC’s first ever black professional player Howard Gayle joined SRtRC Chief Executive Ged Grebby at UCATT’s NDC in Llandudno in May. They told conference delegates about the campaign and joined UCATT activists at a packed SRtRC fringe meeting. 

Speaking about the new partnership with UCATT, Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) said “The charity is hugely grateful to the support from UCATT which will enable us to continue our programmes of anti-racism education throughout England. From day one we have relied upon the trade union movement to support our anti-racism work and it is fantastic that UCATT have recognised the value of education in challenging prejudice and have pledged their commitment to our campaign”.

Former Liverpool FC legend and SRtRC patron Howard Gayle echoed the statements saying “Show Racism the Red Card is an organisation which is very close to my heart and campaigns on an issue which I have had to face throughout my life, both personally and professionally. It was a pleasure to attend the conference and see just how many UCATT members also believe that there is no place for racism within today’s society. It’s great to have their support.” 

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Ged Grebby with Eastern Region Executive Council Member Jim Gamble at the Show Racism the Red Card Fringe meeting at the UCATT 2014 National Delegate Conference.

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Left to right: Ged Grebby, UCATT General Secretary Steve Murphy, Howard Gayle and UCATT Executive Council Chair Neil Vernon.

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Show Racism the Red Card’s Howard Gayle addresses delegates at UCATT 2014 National Delegate Conference.

Conference photographs: Anthony Woodhouse Photography.

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UCATT Midlands Region Organisers and Activists Show Racism the Red Card.

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UCATT Yorkshire Regional Secretary Rob Morris (second from left) and Executive Council member Andy Jones (centre) Show Racism the Red Card with Yorkshire Region Organisers and Activists.

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