Racism gets shown the red card by players

Extra time Cumbie football
Extra time Cumbie football

YOUNG footballers have raised money for a charity which aims to stamp racism out of the beautiful game.

The group fundraised for Show Racism the Red Card by taking part in the ENABLE Scotland and Cumbernauld College run Extra Time project.

The project uses the medium of football and fitness to boost the confidence and employability skills of young people, some of whom who have a learning disability, along with increasing health.

A total of 35 young people are currently participating in the Extra Time project, which is being run funded by Comic Relief, and the group held their charity match recently at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld.

Claire Muldoon, who is ENABLE Scotland’s football employability coach for the project, said: “The group, who are aged 16 to 19 years are all undertaking the Get Ready For Work course at Cumbernauld College and have been also been taking part in the Extra Time health and fitness sessions.

“The group were keen to raise money for the Show Racism a Red Card charity and felt a fundraising football match would be the most appropriate way to do so. I would like to thank Cumbernauld United for the use of their grounds.”

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