Cork City to Participate in Football Against Racism Week (FARE)

Cork City Football Club will be supporting FARE week by inviting six children aged between 6-12years from Little Island/Glounthane schools  to be a part of the atmosphere at pitch level and be ball boys/girls for our final home match of the season. Kick-off is 7.45pm on Friday 19th October at Turner’s Cross Stadium. Cork City FC players will be getting behind the cause also by wearing bibs with a special message on them during their warm-up.

The event is being hosted to mark Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Week, which aims to eliminate racist and discriminatory behaviour from soccer in Europe, as well as promoting diversity through sport. The initiative runs from 16th-31st October. In Ireland, FARE Week is supported by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) and it’s Community Partners (Show Racism the Red Card Ireland and Sport against Racism Ireland) as well as the Department of Justice and Equality. At a European level, the week is supported by UEFA.

During the FARE event, players will wear ‘Many Voices One Goal – Football Against Racism in Europe’’ wristbands, as well as bibs displaying the slogan ‘United Against Racism’. There will be some placards in around the grounds and the initiative will be announced during the game by the match night PA Announcer Ken Perrott of 96FM.

Members of the public can attend the FARE event by coming to support Cork City FC and the message they are helping promote at the last game of their season. It takes place Friday 19th October with Kick-off at 7.45pm. Tickets can be purchased at Cork City FC Club Shop in Douglas Village Shopping Centre or at the ground on the night.

Speaking in advance of the Cork City Football Club FARE event, Cork City Chairman Mick Ring said: “We need to get the message out that discrimination of any sort – whether based on religious background, nationality or skin colour – is simply not acceptable, on or off the pitch.  Fans and footballers alike have a duty to promote this message.  It’s vital that we set strong examples and leadership for our children, and FARE Week is a great platform from which we can all unite against racism and celebrate diversity.”

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