The Huddersfield Town Foundation recently took members of Brighouse Town’s U13 girls team to Liverpool to take part in a Black History Month tournament and workshop!

Hosted by the Liverpool Football Club Foundation under the Premier League Kicks banner, the event was in partnership with Show Racism the Red Card.

Staff from Show Racism the Red Card delivered a workshop on discrimination – detailing the different types, what the children can do should they witness it and how they can be an ally for others around them.

The 12-strong group then played two nine-a side matches, one against the LFC Foundation and the other against Brazil Girls Football, a team based in Walton, Liverpool.

On the event Community Coach Lewis Smith, who accompanied the girls on the day, said:

“It was a pleasure to accompany the girls to this tournament, where they got to have fun playing football and meeting other people their age, in addition to learning more about such a key topic.

“I’d like to thank the LFC Foundation for hosting us and look forward to working on similar initiatives going forwards.”

In addition to this workshop, Foundation staff have also been delivering Black History Month sessions in their Primary Schools.

The tweet below shows Dakari and Amari, who are both in Year 5 at Moldgreen Primary School, completing one of the Premier League’s No Room for Racism lessons.

The Town Foundation’s Premier League Kicks programme gives young people the chance to play football, as well as taking part in sessions discussing other key issues like knife crime, racism etc.

Sessions are free of charge and open to anybody between the ages of 8 and 18, with different age groups attending on different days of the week.

If you would like further details please email or reach out to us on social media – Facebook and Twitter @htafcfoundation, Instagram @htafc_foundation.