Kick It Out 25th Anniversary
This season marks the 25th anniversary of Kick It Out, and giving the recent abuse aimed at Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose at the recent England fixture and a recent report showing a rise in discrimination in the 'grassroots' game, we wanted to show our dedication to the work they do.
For 25 years the organisation has been at the heart of the drive towards equality, inclusion and cohesion for everyone who plays or watches football.
Kick It Out provides a clear, independent voice within the game to challenge discrimination and exclusion, as well as education for players, clubs, fans of grassroots organisations and beyond. The organisation also provides mentoring and guidance to help participates in football and secure opportunities to develop within the game.
However, despite all of this and 25 years of progress, hatred, prejudice, abuse and discrimination are still evident in our society and in football. In the 4 years, since our club was formed, Port of Bristol Youth haven't heard or had an any incident reported to us or the GFA and this is very positive, given the players, parents and spectators we have within our club.
17.5% of our players in 2017-18 were from BAME groups, 10.5% higher than population in our catchment area
Port of Bristol Youth Football Club will continue to campaign for equality and challenge discrimination, while providing football 'for everyone' who loves the game.
To report discrimination to Kick It Out, visit their app, email firstname.lastname@example.org use their online form or call 0800 169 9414.
To report to the club contact any of the coaches or committee members.
To report to the Gloucestershire Football Association (GFA) call 01454 615888.