Prince and Taylor recently paid a visit to club's annual workshop which aims to help educate youngsters about racism
Prince-Desire Gouano and Quade Taylor were the guests of honour at the club’s annual Show Racism the Red Card event at Macron Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
The event, which delivers important messages around the use of homophobic, transphobic, biphobic and racist language and actions, worked with 60 young people from Thornleigh Salesian College and St Mary’s Primary School to offer a number of issue-based workshops.
Participants took part in open discussions whilst offering their opinions and listening to others to help them to develop their understanding of issues surrounding hate crimes.
The highlight of the day however was the question and answer session in the afternoon which saw participants put their queries to a panel which included Prince and Taylor alongside former players Frank Sinclair, Howard Gayle and Tony Kelly as well as Bolton Wanderers’ club chaplain Phil Mason.
Concluding the afternoon by getting photographs and autographs with the players, the day was a huge success and has been held in line with National Hate Crime Awareness Week.
Wanderers’ fixture against Leeds United this weekend is also the club’s designated Kick It Out game for the 2015/16 season.
Speaking following the session, Adam Warriner, Lead Officer in Community Cohesion for the Community Trust said, “We are really pleased with this year’s Show Racism the Red Card event.
“We have worked closely with the team at SRtRC for a number of years now, and every year the workshops deliver some brilliant messages in an interactive and enjoyable way.
“It is evident that the young people involved speak much more openly about situations that may have affected them than they would have if they were in the regular school environment.”
For more information on Show Racism the Red Card, please visit www.theredcard.org or for further details on the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, visit www.bwct.org.uk.
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