Show Racism The Red Card is uniting Nordic countries. Nordic network has launched a website where you can read the latest international news and find links to the Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish ”SRTRC” websites.
Fimu, Football players union, Yökoris and 09 Helsinki Human Rights took part to the ”We have a dream” demonstration in Helsingin Kansalaistori. More than 15 ooo people gathered together to the demonstration which was organized to oppose the writings of a member of the Finns Party.
By playing football, basketball and dancing the participants wanted to ”Show Racism The Red Card” and support the cause of open and multicultural Finland.
Show Racism the Red Card was representing in Ethio-Fin 10 year anniversary event in Käpylä. Football tournament had a lot of participants and day was full of sports and togetherness. Participants could also play different games and enjoy music and Ethiopian food.
Ethio-Fin Sport Club (EFSC) is a non-political and non-religious sport club founded in 2005, to create good friendship, practice in any kind of sport, to organize cultural events and mostly to develop closeness among Ethiopian community living in Finland.
Show Racism the Red Card will be part of the Floorball/Katusähly tournaments this summer. There will be elimination tournaments organized by Salibandyliitto during the summer. The Finnish Championships in floorball will be competed in six categories: men, women, boys under 16 years old, girls under 16 years old, mixed team (there must be at least one man & one woman in the field all the time), company category for work communities and their families.
The big final for the Finnish Championships will take place 29th of August 2015 in Kamppi, Narinkkatori. There will be also Show Racism the Red Card -match in the finals.
TPV is a multicultural football club celebrating its 85th anniversary on July 15, 2015 in Tampere. In TPV there’s almost 200 children, young people and adults with an immigrant background. TPV has been working for long time for improving the equality in football.
16:15 Kölvit (feat. Atik Ismail) vs. Tähtien Tekijät
17:30 Heikki Hautala Live
18:15 Deputy Mayor Anna-Kaisa Heinämäki announces Tammela football field as discrimination free zone
18:30 Tampereen Pallo-Veikot vs. Ilves-Kissat
Fare2015 Network seminar was organized in Barcelona 12.-13.6.2015. Some of Europe’s leading campaigners against discrimination gathered in Barcelona for two days for a conference on exclusion and discrimination within football. The Fare network is an umbrella organization that brings together individuals, informal groups and organizations driven to combat inequality in football and use the sport as a means for social change.
Tewodros Guday from Fimu took part in the conference. There were 139 participants from 38 different countries. The program was versatile with numerous speakers: Clarence Seedorf, UEFA Global ambassador for diversity and change; activists and NGO leaders and representatives from UEFA and FIFA. The opening meeting was organized at the City hall and the actual seminar took place on Friday. On Saturday there was an annual meeting and the election to choose the members to the Board of Directors.
The conference was really interesting and gave a lot of new ideas and new contacts.
Show Racism the Red Card games started at Veikkausliiga. FC KTP and HJK played their home match with Show Racism the Red Card theme at May 21, 2015. Veikkausliiga season will continue as well as the theme games. Next one will be June 25th, FF Jaro against FC KTP.
Show Racism the Red Card matches will continue during the summer also in the second division. FC Vaajakoski will play agains Atlantis FC 11th of July 2015. In the beginning of the matches there’s a short presentation and all players and coaches will show racism the red cards.
Fimu’s Show Racism the Red Card -project was featured in the volleyball Power Cup tournament in Vaasa 4.-7.6.2015. Power Cup is the biggest junior volleyball tournament in the world and it is meant for all volleyball juniors regardless of the age or the skill level. As many as 876 volleyball teams participated in the tournament. Players’ age range was 7-22 years and the games were played in 25 series according to age, gender and expertise. The tournament gathered together all Finnish volleyball players from small kids to young adults, group of friends to big volleyball clubs.
The principal in the Power Cup -tournament is that everybody plays. The tournament system ensures that all teams that participate get same amount of games, regardless of the skill level. Every team had games every day, nobody was out of the tournament before Sunday. Youngsters also took part as referees in their own age group games. Power Cup was full of joy and cheerful fellowship.