Monday 05 November 2012

Phil Neville pushes Kick It Out message to students

Everton captain shows passion to end discrimination with anti-racism workshop in Toxteth

Phil Neville with the students of University Academy Liverpool in Toxteth

Phil Neville demonstrated his support for the Kick It Out campaign by taking part in an anti-racism workshop with local young people.

The Everton captain has been vocal about his passion for kicking discrimination out of football and the wider community and, in a visit to University Academy Liverpool in Toxteth, he told students about his own experiences and what to do if they witness discrimination, as well as taking part in a coaching session.

"After all the progress made in tackling abuse, we can't sit back"
Phil Neville

Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, held their One Game, One Community weeks of action last month and Neville is keen for anti-racism messages to remain high on the agenda.

“There is no place for any form of abuse or discrimination in football," Neville said. "We have a responsibility to keep supporting the Kick It Out campaign and continue to educate young people outside of those weeks of action.

"After all the progress made so far in tackling abuse, we cannot sit back. We must ensure that all forms of discrimination are made unacceptable and there’s no better way to do that than educate youngsters in schools."

To support Neville’s visit Everton’s official charity, Everton in the Community, delivered an anti-racism session last week alongside Everton’s first black player Cliff Marshall, to discuss issues that may affect them day-to-day living in a multicultural city such as Liverpool.

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Key Points

  • Phil Neville takes part in anti-racism workshop with local young people
  • Everton captain educates students about Kick It Out's campaign against all forms of discrimination
  • Scheme part of Everton in the Community's efforts to tackle discrimination