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KICKING OUT RACISM; Boothy joins pupils as part of football-led week of action.


TERRIERS legend Andy Booth joined schoolchildren as part of a week of action to kick racism out of football.

The Huddersfield Town ambassador visited Fartown High School last week to record video messages speaking out against racial discrimination.

The messages were shown on the big screen ahead of Town's 4-0 win against Leyton Orient on Saturday.

Around 300 students from Fartown, Moor End High School, Mount Pleasant School and Spen Valley Sports College went down to watch the game.

Eight pupils from Fartown lead the two teams out at 3pm with a "One Game, One Community" flag.

"One Game, One Community" is a week of action taking place at football clubs across the country to stamp out racism.

Grassroots clubs, schools, community groups and fans join the professional game in coming together in symbolic activities promoting inclusion.

The project ties in with Black History Month.

Huddersfield Town Chairman Dean Hoyle said: "It goes without saying that the club always offers its unconditional support for the fight to drive racism out of football.

"Huddersfield Town is a community club and we are very keen to get everyone involved with their local team by engaging new fans from all backgrounds.

"We do this through fantastic work that our Football in the Community team carries out from their base at The Zone on St Andrews Road and out in local schools, as well as by many other initiatives like school promotions."

All of the players from both Town and Leyton Orient donned "One Game, One Community" football shirts during their pre-match warm-up.

Other activities were going on at the Galpharm with face-painting and balloon modelling and the latest Terrier 7s presentations.

Manager Lee Clark said: "I know I speak for the entire club when I say that we fully support this drive to rid football of racism.

"There is absolutely no place in life for prejudice of this sort and I believe that "Kick it Out" has done a fantastic job at helping to eradicate this unwelcome problem."


KICK IT OUT: Fartown High pupils raise the flag against racism with support from Andy Booth, inset (PC241009Cracism-
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Oct 26, 2009
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