Show Racism the Red Card in Canada!, June 17th 2012
SRtRC Honorary Patron Gavin Peacock has taken the message of SRtRC to a football tournament in Alberta
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"Friday 8th June was a great day, not just because Euro 2012 kicked off but because Canmore Collegiate High School Soccer team won a regional tournament which made them the League and Zone winners for the first time in their history. You laugh! Well, Canmore (Alberta, Canada) is the place I have lived since leaving the UK in 2008 to pursue some theological studies as I move into full time church ministry. When I arrived, I was asked to coach the High School team for which my son, Jake, played. Unfortunately I noticed a lot of racism in the school league and the underlying problem of prejudice in several of the games we played, in different areas across Southern Alberta. My son was born with one hand and he was an obvious victim from players (...and some parents in one match!). It came to a head this season with one of our Korean players being verbally abused to his face in a match. It has been and is being dealt with and the support of the many messages from players and ex-players in the UK who are connected to SRTRC has been such an encouragement to the young man and has been instructive to the rest of our players.