Members of Tranmere Rovers’ squad attended a Show Racism the Red Card event for local school children at Prenton Park on Thursday afternoon.
The event was a PLPS Collapsed Curriculum Day in partnership with the Premier League Primary Stars Project.
Darren Potter, Mark Ellis, Calum Woods and Danny Walker-Rice joined former Stoke City and Scotland international Chris Iwelumo and TRFC NCS Project co-ordinator Mamudo Dabo as they were asked questions by 90 local school children from over the Wirral.
Questions included how racism has had an impact directly or indirectly on them in their careers and how they have dealt with an issue that has overshadowed the sport in recent weeks.
The school children took part in a workshop which saw them each handed a “Reporters Notepad” to document their task during the event.
The pupils also engaged in group tasks regarding racial issues and watched a video of the likes of Dele Alli, Ryan Giggs, Dominic Calvert-Lewin amongst others sharing their own experiences.
Prizes where up for grabs for the pupils who asked the best questions to the press conference panel. These prize included tickets to a Tranmere Rovers game, Tranmere Rovers Firework event and signed Show Racism The Red Card t-shirts.
Everyone at Tranmere Rovers would like to thank Show Racism the Red Card for organising the event, and as a Football Club, we support the work that they do promote inclusion in the professional game and wider everyday society.
Paul Kearns, Deputy Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “We have been working with 90 young people from two schools in the local area.
“We have explored racism and what it looks like and the impact of racism to make sure they have a good understanding of what the issue is and more importantly what they can do about it.
“In the afternoon, we had a press conference session where we had some players from Tranmere Rovers come down and talk to young people about their advice and their experience of racism as well.
“It’s really important that we get in and talk to the kids about racism and about the impact and the consequences of racism as it is society’s problem.”