Gills pay a visit to MidKent college...
“The students at the College showed a conscientious attitude towards an important and very current issue, and we hope we were able to share with them how and what we do as a club to take action.”
Adam Lawrence – head of Football in the Community at the League Two side – said: “We were delighted to visit MidKent College to help promote Kick It Out and show our support as a club.
The Gills players who visited the College also judged a competition to design a new Kick It Out pendant, which students participated in.
The ‘One Game, One Community’ campaign aims to embrace the inclusive and multicultural nature of football.
“Football is a very powerful tool for spreading a message and I hope our students continue to do so through their own sports and society in general.”
“With the recent headlines of racism in football it is fantastic a professional club is happy to work at the heart of its community by raising the awareness of equal opportunities through sport.
Lecturer William Lee said: “We are very grateful to Gillingham FC for helping us celebrate Black History Month by promoting Kick It Out.
The visit was organised by the College’s Sport department as part of Kick It Out’s ‘One Game, One Community’ campaign and also to mark Black History Month.
Development squad youngsters Josh Hare and Joe Carter answered questions from students and offered their thoughts on recent high-profile race cases at the Medway Campus last week.
Football’s Kick It Out campaign was top of the agenda when Gillingham FC players paid a visit to MidKent College.