BO’NESS UNITED COMMUNITY FC
Founded as a one team Boys club in 2006, Bo’ness United Community Football Club has grown to include over 250 players and over 60 volunteers. They provide a safe and positive environment for young players to participate in football, nurture their skills and have fun. They develop strong, supportive, qualified coaches and have a strong team of volunteer administrators and officials.
Bo’ness responded to Rangers FC Charity Foundation’s call for grassroots clubs to join them in showing racism the red card. Now, over 300 young players at Bo’ness United Community Football Club have shown racism the red card. The club has supported the “Show Racism the Red Card” initiative for many years with BUCFC officials attending workshops and training sessions run by the UK’s leading anti-racism charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card.’ Normally the charity uses high profile footballers to publicise its message, but this year, RANGERS FC has invited grassroots clubs to show their support.
“We want to raise awareness amongst our young players” said Sarah Crawford-Wilkinson, BUCFC’s Communications Director “as there’s no place for racism in our club.” “We are working hard to improve diversity within our membership. Bo’ness is still predominantly a ‘white’ Scottish town, but there’s a growing minority ethnic community and we’ve been delighted to welcome new players from Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. It’s important that our club mirrors the community it serves.” “We hope that our actions, however small, serve to educate and raise awareness of this important cause. We want our BAME townsfolk to know that they are part of our BUCFC footballing family.”
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