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Youngsters help to kick out racism.

Byline: By DAVID HIMELFIELD News Reporter

FARTOWN High pupils took on a starring role at Town's game.

The youngsters teamed up with the players to get across a vital message - Let's Kick Racism Out of Football.

Four students led players onto the pitch for the Galpharm clash against Bristol Rovers as part of the Let's Kick Racism Out of Football campaign.

Natasha Hargreaves, 13, of Brackenhall, Bilal Khan, 15 and Conner Arundel, 13 - both of Birkby - and Codie Clarke, 13, of Fartown, led the way for Jon Worthington and his squad.

A further 20 pupils, aged from 11 to 16, played ambassadors for the campaign by holding anti-racism banners on the pitch.

Other pupils and school staff were given free tickets to see The Terriers.

The event took place as part of the One Game, One Community weeks of action, which take place at football clubs across the country.

The project, which ties in with Black History Month, aims to combat racial stereotypes and encourage all communities to enjoy the 'beautiful game'.

Fartown High teacher Mohammed Lone - head of the school's Community Cohesion drive - said: "We're very, very proud and honoured that we are the school to have been chosen. It's a privilege to represent our local authority.

"The campaign is important because it's breaking down barriers and getting communities that don't normally come to football matches to come and be proud of their club."

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Oct 20, 2008
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