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Young people across Wales are getting a better understanding of diversity and racism thanks to a programme to promote improved community relations. Footballers and other sports stars meet school pupils to talk about kicking racism into touch.

Project spokesman, Simon Richards explains: “We support professional and amateur clubs to involve the local communities they serve. We give excluded groups a chance to have a more positive approach to life through social inclusion.”

One young volunteer ambassador, Robert, organises activities such as football tournaments and community events to encourage his own community. Robert has now gained more confidence and is delivering presentations. 

Robert says: “You learn about football coaching and volunteering opportunities, socialise and have fun. Our new football team is playing in the Newport Futsal football development league.”

 

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