Boys and Bolton Wanderers Tackle Racism in Football
Thursday, 03 February 2011
Nineteen Year 7 pupils from Bolton School Boys' Division have demonstrated their commitment to improving the community in which they live by volunteering to take part in the SCARF project (Schools Cohesion Anti-Racism Football project).
Led by Bolton Wanderers FC Community Trust, the project aims to foster better links with people and other schools in our community, as well as seeking to raise awareness about some of the issues that often unjustly and irrationally divide us. The project stretches over nine weeks and involves a theory and a practical session each week. Participants receive a free tracksuit, expert tuition and complimentary tickets to a BWFC home match later this season. In addition, BWFC agreed to send four of their top football coaches to give professional training to the whole of Year 7. These sessions began on Thursday 30 January and have already proven to be a huge success. The boys clearly enjoyed the experience of working with some of the best coaches in the region and shall be looking to apply their new skills when next they take to the football field.