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GILLS PROUD TO SUPPORT CROWD INITIATIVE

13 March 2014

Gillingham FC give their full backing to `Let's Tackle it` Campaign

Gillingham FC are proud to support the Kent FA Youth Council’s ‘SWEARING – Let’s Tackle It’ campaign.

Supported by members of Kent FA staff, the Youth Council collaborated with Fixers UK, a charity which supports young people across the UK to take action and change things for the better, to orchestrate a campaign tackling foul and abusive language in the game.

From initial concept development to the execution of filming a promotional video, the Kent FA Youth Council has directed the campaign to help eliminate and raise awareness of the negative impact of bad language in football.

Gillingham FC looks forward to offering our support for this initiative to combat foul and abusive language in the game, as we believe for football in the county to continue to grow in a positive way, such behaviour needs to be tackled.

Gillingham FC are committed to creating safe and inclusive football environments for everyone and as a result fully support the Kent FA Youth Council for bringing this issue to the forefront of grass roots football in Kent.

Adam Lawrence, Head of the GFC Community Trust said: “This is a wonderful initiative that the Kent FA has started. 

"Unfortunately foul and abusive language is still a huge negative within football from the top level, down to grassroots, and it is something that needs to be addressed. 

"We aim for a family friendly atmosphere at Gillingham Football Club, not only at first team games but right through our academies and youth teams, and we are pleased to back this forward thinking campaign.”



Find out more information by visiting kentfa.com or following @KentFA

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