This period of concerted action encourages participation from all sections of communities to celebrate diversity and tackle racism. Find out more about the Fortnight of Action in Scotland and the Fortnight of Action in Wales.
Show Racism the Red Card’s Annual Fortnight of Action takes place in Scotland and Wales from 12th - 31st October, 2012
A major aim of the Fortnight of Action is to encourage anti-racism actions, events and initiatives to take place throughout the year.
Many organisations begin their actions during October and run follow-up events during the year. There are other organisations including schools and community groups that look to the Fortnight of Action for ideas and inspirations.
One proven way of making a difference is to act on a local level to break down barriers that lead to racist attitudes and behavior. These barriers can include:
- Racial stereotyping
- Ignorance of other cultures
- Excluding practices
- The idea that any one cultural or ethnic group is superior to another
This year’s SRtRC Fortnight of Action will once again see top players in Scotland and Wales put aside their rivalry for the anti-racist cause.
Action at games will include:
- - Players ‘RED card’ action at SPL, SFL, SWPL, SWFL & WPL games
- - SPL and SFL players strips carrying 'Show Racism and Bigotry the Red card' sticker transfers at all games across the fortnight
- - Players wearing SRTRC t-shirts during warm-ups, training sessions
- Anti-racist tannoy announcements
- Articles in match programmes
- Articles on club websites
- Unveiling of anti-racist stadium hoardings
- Involvement with local clubs and communities
Each October clubs in Wales support SRtRC in the FOA across the country by warming up in RED card T-shirts and holding up cards prior to kick off.
The Football Association of Wales provide the support for the actions each season for its clubs and also host an action with the Wales national squad.
This season will also see the campaign in Wales give out small grants to community groups for activities during the FOA.
MATCH ACTIONS OCTOBER 2012
To view the list of actions this season click HERE
"The Fortnight of Action, which Show Racism the Red Card coordinates in Wales, is a hugely important event in the Football Calendar. The Football Association of Wales believes that the support from its clubs during this campaign, will help to educate and re-educate football fans of all ages in order to stamp out the threat of Racism in the terraces and on the football pitches in Wales."
Andrew Howard, FAW Head of Competitions
Our 9th annual Fortnight of Action will take place from the 12th to 31st October 2012. This period of concerted action encourages participation from all sections of Scotland's communities to celebrate diversity, and for the second year running, tackle both racism and sectariaism.
We believe that it is vital to highlight the anti-sectarian message as well as the anti-racism message at this time, when recent incidents have once again highlighted the problem of sectarianism within our communities.
During the 2011 Fortnight of Action over 500 actions took place, with community initiatives growing in terms of diversity and reach. The actions invovled all 42 professional football clubs, the Scottish Womens Premier League and the Scottish Womens Football League, junior and youth football teams, football fans, schools, schools and young people nationwide, black, Asian and other minority ethnic led organisations and other community based organisations.
We hope to build on the success of previous years, and once again expand the number and quality of projects taking place during the fortnight.
What plans to be the biggest and best ever Fotnight of Action taking a stand against both racism and sectarianism and all professional football clubs taking action across the fortnight, we urge as many people to get invovled as possible.
See below for more information on how you can get invovled.
GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL ACTION
SRTRC wants to engage with, and provide assistance to, groups who have been traditionally excluded from football as part of this year’s Fortnight of Action.
Assistance is available through the SRtRC Fortnight of Action Grants scheme, SRtRC resources, and red cards are available free to schools, local, amateur and junior leagues to join the pro players ‘showing racism and bigotry the red card’ before kick-off.
WEEK of ACTION WALES - NOVEMBER
In Wales there will be actions across the country during November's Anti Bullying week (14th-20th November) prior to junior league mini football games.
Coaches and players take part in showing their support during training and at their games by learning about racism and holding up RED cards.
Clubs will be sent some RED cards for the action and have the opportunity to purchase additional resources.
Clubs can get invovled by contacting our Welsh office and downloading the information guide below:
Guidlines for clubs - Week of Action 2011 Download HERE
Above: St.Albans take part in the week of action prior to match by holding up the RED cards.
SRtRC FORTNIGHT OF ACTION GRANTS
Grants are available to non-statutory organisations including community groups, schools, youth clubs, fans associations, tenants associations and other grassroots bodies that are working to engage with young people, ethnic minorities, excluded groups, football fans, and refugees and asylum seekers.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Please find the Fortnight of Action promotional material here, grant information here, grant application form here and resources form here. All grant applications must be completed in full and include as much detail as possible, feel free to use additional sheets of paper.
The application form must be sent to the Scottish office by 5:00pm on the 28th September 2012. Applicants will be notified if they have been sucsessful on Wednesday 3rd October 2012.
Please note that the Resources Form is an interactive PDF, however, you cannot save a completed version of the resources form, therefore, you will need to complete the form, print it and photocopy for your records. The resources from will need to be posted to us or scanned and sent via e.mail.
Also, keep an eye on the news and events section of the website for details of this year's Fortnight of Action Launch 2012 ..... watch this space.
Fortnight of Action Report Scotland 2011
To get involved with the FOA Scotland for your club or community group and for further information about the FOA please get in contact with our Scottish office:
Tel: 0141 222 2058
Please find the Fortnight of Action Grants information pack here, grant application form here. All grant applications must be completed in full and include as much detail as possible, feel free to use additional sheets of paper.
The application form must be sent to the Welsh office by 5:00pm on the 28th September 2012. Applicants will be notified if they have been sucsessful on Wednesday 3rd October 2012.
To get involved with the FOA Wales for your club or community group and for further information about the FOA please get in contact with our Welsh office.
Tel: 02920 351 616