Birmingham City stars hold Kick It Out workshop at Starbank School

Written by on April 20, 2018

AMBASSADORS from the Kick It Out – football’s equality and inclusion organisation – visited Starbank School in Bordesley Green for a special workshop.

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Jason Lowe and Carl Jenkinson from Birmingham City FC spoke to the children during the session about discrimination and the importance of inclusion and the youngsters took part in a blindfold exercise with the Blues’ Duo.

To conclude the children asked Jason and Carl about their playing careers, got them to sign autographs and posed for pictures.

The workshop, led by Kick It Out Professional Player Engagement Manager Paul Mortimer.

Lowe told Birmingham City’s website: “We are trying to educate people as best as we possibly can to try and create a better community.

“The aim is to start early then it becomes the norm quickly and children can get into good habits.

“I originally got involved with Kick It Out from an experience I had when I was playing an England U21 game in Serbia.

“It was well documented at the time of the racist abuse my teammates suffered.”

Saturday’s match against Sheffield United will be dedicated to the work of Kick It Out.

Kick It Out has been raising awareness all season of the procedures in place for supporters to report any discrimination they witness or suffer at a professional game, non-league, grassroots or even online.

Visit kickitout.org for more on the campaign.

Apps can also be downloaded from Apple and Android.


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