BWitC Shows Racism the Red Card

Yesterday, in partnership with Show Racism the Red Card, we launched a run of three anti-discrimination events involving over 500 children from local schools. The workshops have ran through Monday, Tuesday and will conclude tomorrow on Wednesday afternoon.

Over the three days, the events will aim to educate 15 classes from 12 different schools in an interactive and fun day. This event is the largest of its type that leading anti-racism educational charity Show Racism the Red Card has done alongside a football club.

“It is always great to travel down to the University of Bolton Stadium to work with Bolton Wanderers in the Community.

“Joe (Conway) and the team have set up a great platform for us and the opportunity to educate this number of young people over three days is unique and something we relish. Thanks again to everyone involved.” – Fred Harms, SRtRC.

On day one, first-team superstars Dion Charles and Elias Kachunga answered questions around racism and discriminatory behaviour on a panel which also included Liz Cameron, Chair of the Greater Manchester Race Equality Panel, and Phil Mason, CEO of Bolton Wanderers in the Community and BWFC Chaplain. Phil and Liz were kind enough to re-join the panel today for a second round of questions alongside Wanderers legend John McGinlay and a representative from the Bolton Council of Mosques.

Beth Warriner who is our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead said: “BWitC are proud to be the lead organisation of the Bolton Unity Project; an alliance made up of six diverse organisations across Bolton, whose aim is to promote a safer, more welcoming and better connected Bolton for all – and this sequence of workshops is a perfect example of that.

“Bolton Unity Project has been funded by the Bolton’s Fund (an investment programme for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Bolton) and this SRtRC event has been made possible with funds from this project.”

BWFC will also be continuing to lend their support to the event, which also forms part of the work we do as part of the Premier League Primary Stars project and which is set to feature a visit from former England international Viv Anderson and first team forward Dapo Afolayan!

Neil Hart, CEO of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, said: “This is a fantastic example of the work being undertaken by BWitC to promote and support diversity and inclusion across our local community.

“It’s something as a football club we also fully endorse in making Bolton Wanderers a welcoming place to everybody.

“It’s great to see such a productive partnership with Show Racism the Red Card and also our first-team players sharing their experiences, engaging with the young people, and giving their backing to such an important message in promoting equality for all.”

For more information on the activities and events Bolton Unity Project are delivering, please visit