[Community] St Agnes AFC display backing for Kick It Out
Wednesday 31 Oct 2012
St Agnes AFC, an amateur club in Cornwall, set up an interactive poster to allow their players to sign-up and show their support for Kick It Out.
As part of their weeks of action activity, the club displayed the poster at Chiverton Park, Enys Park and St Agnes School, where youth and adult players alike were invited to back the campaign's key messages.
More than 250 signatures from youngsters and their parents, supporters and senior players were collected in an initiative which was applauded and supported by visiting teams.
"Many years ago, a young player from within our club was told by an opposition player during a youth fixture to 'return to the jungle they came from'," explained club chairman Mandy Kimmins.
"Whilst the incident was properly dealt with, the player never returned to youth football afterwards. We have experienced first hand the effect racism can have.
"This was a really simple initiative within our club but was very well received - especially by the parents of our youth players. I would also like to say a big thank you to the visiting youth squads from Truro, Penzance and Falmouth who also got involved and supported this."
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