Support equality in football – The Kick It Out Cup

Club Website has joined forces with Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, and Lucozade Powerleague, the UK’s leading 5-a-side operator for a new initiative giving grassroots teams a unique opportunity to be managed by a football legend.

The Kick It Out Cup will see teams (16+) competing at Lucozade Powerleague centres across the country in northern and southern regional tournaments, with the final two in each area being assigned a Kick It Out ambassador as a ‘Dream Manager’ to lead their team.

The initiative is part of the One Game, One Community weeks of action, a three-week period focusing on the work being done across football to combat discrimination in all its forms.

The competition gets underway on 30 October, with hundreds of teams competing for a place at the regional finals at London’s Mill Hill Powerleague and Trafford Powerleague in Manchester on 12 and 13 November respecitvely.

Club Website is urging teams to sign up for this exclusive competition online or with their local Lucozade Powerleague centre, with limited places available.

Former England international defender and Kick It Out ambassador, Earl Barrett, explains more: “The Kick It Out Cup uses the legend appeal of ex pros who’ve championed the Kick It Out cause for many years, and gives aspiring players a chance to benefit from their experience. Grassroots football is the corner stone of the game, and it is vital that we introduce these types of initiatives to help develop youngsters across the country.”

Lucozade Powerleague’s Commercial Director, Nigel Hargreaves, commented: “The weeks of action is a perfect opportunity to energise Lucozade Powerleague users and to bring together our aspiring footballers with some of the top names associated to the Kick It Out campaign.”

Club Website Director, Richard Stenson, said: “The UK football community has always led the way in tackling discrimination and now the game’s grassroots can take the lead. The Kick It Out Cup provides Club Website teams with the perfect opportunity to support equality and inclusion in football by doing what they do best – getting out there and playing!”

To enter your team in The Kick It Out Cup visit www.thekickitoutcup.co.uk.

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3 Comments

  1. Rob Else on October 28, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Would it be possible to get some t-shirts for our club? We are mens football club in Derbyshire and we are having a kick racism out day on the 5th Novemer 2011. It would just help us get this message across that little bit more.

    Regards
    Rob Else

  2. Chris Hepburn on November 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Hi looking at the comment by Rob we run a childrens football club with mix races and was wondering if we could have any t shirts to promote the kick out racism im our area in Chadderton. We see all the premiership teams wearing theres i think it would be good for junior teams doing the same thing to show its not just adults doing this as well and showing enthusiasm from an early age.

    Regards

    Chris

    Midway fc

  3. Club Website on November 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Rob, Chris

    We’ll pass the requests on to Kick It Out. If you want to contact them directly, please see their website for details:

    http://www.kickitout.org/13.php

    Cheers
    The CW Team

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