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Club to support Kick it Out campaign on 19th March

8 March 2016

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Fleetwood Town Football Club will be supporting the Kick It Out campaign at their home game against Barnsley at Highbury on Saturday 19th March.

Kick It Out is a campaigning organisation which enables, facilitates and works with football authorities, professional clubs, players, fans and communities to tackle discrimination.

This campaign has been pivotal in persuading and supporting the game’s stakeholders to take their equality responsibilities seriously.

The vision is that football will be a sport where people flourish in a supportive community, and where fairness is openly and transparently practiced and enforced for the good of all participants.

Town’s Community Trust will visit local schools over the coming weeks to tackle discrimination in society in order to increase awareness of inclusion and diversity.

The Club have recently supported the Football vs Homophobia campaign, along with international women’s day to celebrate equality and diversity in the local community.

Director of Community, Matt Hilton, said: “Kick it Out is a national campaign which is carried out at every football club in the country across the season, be that at Premier League or Football League level.

“It’s a campaign to raise awareness of inequality within society and discrimination as well, so really it’s about going out and educating young people about the consequences of such behaviour.

“It’s also about reinforcing the importance of living and being inclusive and respectful of one another. It’s all about valuing diversity.

“The campaign it is very much about raising awareness amongst our home supporters, and of course for the players to support it too.

“We will also be going into local schools in the Fleetwood and Thornton locality to look at providing educational workshops for children.”

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