Kick it Out will achieve this primarily by focussing on four objectives;
Professional sports clubs
Working with the professional clubs to remove all aspects of racism and improve their links with minority communities including making all sports grounds a safe and welcoming place for the whole community.
Working at grassroots and amateur levels to tackle racial abuse and harassment in sport.
Ethnic Minorities and Sport
Capacity building ethnic minority communities to engage with professional and amateur clubs and to take part in sport at whatever level they choose.
To develop and deliver a programme of educational activities to raise awareness of racism in schools and colleges.
Junior Raiders perform the Haka as part of our campaign
Barrow Sports Council is working closely with Barrow AFC, Barrow Raiders and Cumbria Cricket Board to achieve the above objectives.
We have developed an Equality Action Plan which is monitored by a sub-group of the Sports Council. This is chaired by Bob Qazi, who is also the Chair of the Furness Multi-cultural Forum.
We welcome the support of any clubs, schools colleges or other organisations. If you want to help spread the Kick It Out message, get in touch with us and we'll see if we can help.
To read our Equality Action Plan, click here.
To view our local Kick it Out video funded by the Football Foundation and the national Kick it Out campaign, click here.
The following clubs have supported Kick it Out by having our banners or advertising boards on permanent display at their grounds.
Barrow AFC, Furness Cavaliers, Hawcoat Park Juniors and Dalton Ladies and Girls
Rugby League Clubs
Barrow Raiders, Dalton, Barrow Island, Askam
Dalton, Barrow, Duddon, Furness and Lindal
Park Leisure Centre
Other clubs or facilities wishing to display either the boards or banners should contact Barrow Sports Council on 407575.
The boards and banners are provided free from the Sports Council’s Kick It Out fund.
Barrow Island Under 7’s showing off their new Kick It Out banner in their in their new kit sponsored by Barrow Sports Council
Pictured are members of the Barrow & District Rugby League referees in new kit sponsored by Barrow Sports Council
Our banner at the opening of Furness Multi-cultural Forum's Community Centre.
The logo is available to any local clubs and projects supporting our aims. If you want to use it on any promotional materials, please feel free to copy it from our site and let us know so we can see if we can help. Help us spread the message - there is no place in sport for racism or discrimination.
Barrow Mayor, Councillor John Murphy recently received a delegation from Malawi and he handed over the latest kit donated by local clubs - a Vickers Juniors football strip donated by Hawcoat Park.
Marcel Chisi was visiting Barrow as part of a sponsored trip to England to raise awareness of the problems facing Malawi.
Thanking the Mayor and Barrow Sports Council, Marcel said the donations of kit were proving a great success.
"Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. People live off less than a pound a week. Our young people have very limited opportunities. Sport gives our young people a chance for healthy activity and these kits are invaluable. Team strips of this quality are a luxury we could never afford to buy. They are greatly appreciated - we hope the people of Furness will continue to support us in this way."
If you have a strip to give away, they can be left with Barrow Sports Council at the Nan Tait Centre, Abbey Road or ring Emma on 407319 or Derek on 407575. The only condition is that they need to be for a full team. Any sport – football, netball, rugby, volleyball………anything. What is second hand and in need of replacement to us can be a fantastic strip for people with no money.
Derek Brook, The Nan Tait Centre