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One Game – One Community

26 October 2012

Shakers celebrates One Game, One Community weeks of action

Bury FC weeks of action.One Game, One Communityhave dedicated this weekend’s match against Walsall to Kick It Out's annual

This season’s initiative, which runs from 18-29 October 2012, seesfootball clubs everywhere embrace the inclusive and multi-cultural nature of the English game by holding events involving supporters and players alike.

t-shirts, donning campaign badges and stickers, and leading community-based activities.One Game, One CommunityThis weekend provides a platform for fans, players and staff to show their commitment to equality and inclusion in football by wearing

Over the coming weeks, there are a range of exciting free events being held for football fans to participate in such as the Kick It Out Cup, a tournament launched in conjunction with Powerleague, which scours the country for the best 5-a-side team in the land.

Other highlights include a panel debate on the rise of social media in football taking place in London, and an education event on anti-Semitism in football, held in Manchester.

Speaking to the press on Thursday, manager Kevin Blackwell said:-

‘I’ve talked with the players about this, and with Efe Sodje in particular as he is our ‘kick it out’ representative, for me I wear that badge with pride.  There is no place for racism in any walk of life.  Football happens to be the vehicle they are using because it’s such a high profile vehicle.  More people will take notice of it than if you put it up on a bus stop or on a wall, people will walk past it.

It’s vitally important that people aim for the same goal.  I’ve told the players that I want them wearing the t-shirt and I am proud that they did last weekend at Yeovil.  The message has to be united, or I don’t think it’s a message at all.  If you have a fragmented group giving their own opinion, then it really does not carry any weight.  Together we can move mountains.

Football is being used because of the John Terry case, but over all I don’t hear or see racism.  I haven’t heard it for years and years.  Football has been a driving point of this campaign.  We’ve always got to keep our eye on the ball metaphorically speaking, we have to keep hammering this message home.  There is no room for racism at all.”

For a full list of events and further information on the weeks of action and how you can get involved, please visitwww.kickitout.orgor contact the campaign directly


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