18 November 2020

The fight against racism and discrimination is in keeping with the values of the Racing Club Chambéry. Located near Bordeaux, the RC Chambéry is a socially committed grassroots club taking concrete action to promote inclusive values. Today, they officially join the Red Card campaign to take an official stand against racism and all forms of discrimination. 

By joining Show Racism the Red Card Europe, the RC Chambéry aims at promoting and developing the actions of players and managers in the fight against racism on  the pitch. 

The club involved players of all ages, volunteers, coaches, managers and directors to take a stand against racism and discrimination by holding the French Red Card : « Carton Rouge au Racisme ». Saïd Ennjimi, President of the Regional League (Ligue de Football Nouvelle-Aquitaine) and Alexandre Gougnard, President of the District League (District de la Gironde de Football) also joined to show support. 

Until the end of the season, the captain of their first senior team will wear the Show Racism the Red Card Captain’s Armband. Above that, the club has committed to promote awareness-raising actions on ethnic discrimination through an educational programme delivered in their football school. 

In 2020, the RC Chambery was awarded the Philippe Seguin Prize of Solidarity and Inclusion by the French Football Federation for their project “Football Citoyen” [Citizen Football]. Supported by the local professional club of the Girondins de Bordeaux, the RC Chambéry welcomes excluded individuals (asylum seekers, homeless people, people leaving prison or people discriminated against on the basis of their sexuality or gender) and enables them to practice football with access to sanitary facilities and accompanies them through their administrative procedures. 

Football Citoyen wins Philippe Seguin Award for Solidarity and Inclusion

Their involvement in Show Racism the Red Card Europe is In line with their long-standing commitment, and we are very proud to count them among our members.