Black History Month

Holgate: Pursue your dreams with all your heart

7 Oct 2020
Mason Holgate, Everton

Everton defender gives advice to his younger self as the Toffees join campaign to inspire leaders from Liverpool's black community

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Everton have joined a local campaign to inspire leaders from Liverpool's black community.

"You Cannot Be What You Cannot See" is organised by the anti-racism charity the Anthony Walker Foundation.

It is running throughout Black History Month and features prominent pioneers from the city who give advice to their younger selves.

First-team defender Mason Holgate features in the campaign.

"I was brought up to believe that anything was possible if you were prepared to work hard and make sacrifices and I am encouraged by the global movement to affect change for the better," Holgate says.

"Always treat people with grace and respect but never allow anybody to tell you that you cannot achieve your goals in life. Have the courage to be yourself and pursue your dreams with all your heart."

The campaign also features Louise Price, a management accountant at Everton, who says it means a lot to help inspire young black people to hold senior positions in the sports industry.

"For me it's a massive cause to be involved in, and knowing that Everton do hire people of colour and getting that message out there is important, and if it means that more people of colour will come into the sports industry, then it’s a win-win situation," she told the club's official website.

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