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FIFPro assisted on the Show Racism the Red Card and Kick It Out School Competition Awards Ceremony 2013 that was hosted by Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge stadium.

Young people of all ages and abilities, from schools throughout England produced artwork, creative writing, film and music pieces with an anti-racism theme having worked with educational resources in class.

Ged Grebby, Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive said, ‘The competition sees thousands of young people take part annually and it is a hard job for the judges to pick the winners from so many great entries. Show Racism the Red Card and Kick It Out congratulate all the winners of the 2013 School Competition on their achievement.’

In total 53 young people from 23 different schools received prizes in 8 categories from presenters including guest of honour, Rachel Yankey (121 appearances for the England women’s national team), former England international player Luther Blissett and Chelsea's first black player Paul Canoville. Prizes included a football shirt of each winner’s choice, England shirts, certificates and prizes donated by football clubs and other organisations.

Tony Higgins, FIFPro’s spokesperson on anti-racism, was one of the presenters of the prizes. ‘I was delighted on behalf of FIFPro to attend and make a presentation at the schools competition winners ceremony. If we are to confront racism in football and society we must educate the young. What better way is there to do it than through the power of football and using football personalities.’

The event was hosted by former Chelsea defender Ken Monkou, whose podium stood in front of an array of anti-discrimination poster designs created by schools who entered the competition.

 

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Tony Higgins, Luther Blisset and Rachel Yankey present some prizes

 

 

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