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FOOTBALL WORKS TO TACKLE HOMOPHOBIA

17 April 2014

Gillingham FC proud to support Football vs Homophobia initiative

Recently the Co-director of the Football vs. Homophobia initiative visited Mid Kent College to talk with the Gillingham FC Youth Team and discuss their opinions and experiences of Homophobia in the game.



FvH is an international initiative opposing homophobia in football at all levels, from grassroots to professional clubs.


They want football to take a clear stand against homophobia so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful game and so that football leads the way in removing discrimination and prejudice based on gender identity and sexual orientation.



  Megan commented: Megan Worthing-Davies came to speak with the Under 18’s and had an open discussion with them, to get them thinking about discrimination in football.



Football v Homophobia is a campaign that believes education is essential to creating a more accepting and inclusive environment in football. 


 
Clubs like Gillingham that are investing in the education of tomorrow’s first team players are leading the way in making a new and more inclusive future in the game achievable."


"The boys at Gillingham were a credit to the club – thoughtful, engaged and responsible and we hope that they will go onto be outstanding allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people within the game.”



 Head of Football in the Community Adam Lawrence also added: “We are delighted that Megan could come to Gillingham along with Dan, and speak with our scholars.


The discussion really got the group thinking and I am sure that each of them took something positive from the seminar.” This is a really important message, and making a stand against any kind of discrimination is something that Gillingham FC firmly supports.


http://www.footballvhomophobia.com/To find out more about the FvH initiative, please visit




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