Saturday will see the launch of Southampton Football Club’s new ‘One March’ campaign, that celebrates the club’s ongoing commitment to the promotion of equality, inclusion and diversity across everything it does.
Southampton Football Club and Saints Foundation will deliver a number of initiatives and activities across the year as part of the campaign, starting with this week's Show Racism the Red Card event for local primary school children at St Mary's.
Saints captain Steven Davis attended the event at the stadium on Thursday, talking to schoolchildren about the importance of equality and inclusion within football.
The campaign will officially launch at Saturday’s game against West Ham United, with the players warming up in ‘One March’ t-shirts, a campaign flag being placed next to the Premier League flag as the players walk out the tunnel, and a special matchday magazine that highlights the campaign’s work.
Toby Steele, Finance Director at Southampton Football Club and chair of the club’s Equality Group, commented: “We're very pleased to be launching the 'One March' campaign, which brings together all of the great work that we have been doing around equality and diversity.
"We were delighted to be awarded with the Premier League Preliminary Level Equality Standard for our work in this area last year, and are now working towards achieving the Intermediate Level Standard within the next 18 months.
“We're committed to promoting and keeping Southampton Football Club as a welcoming environment for all, be that fans, visitors, players or staff, and hope that 'One March' will help us do just that.”
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