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Kicks Take Part In Challenge Cup

Premier League Kicks Participants At The Clough Challenge Cup

Participants from Derby County Community Trust’s Premier League Kicks programme took part in the Clough Challenge Cup which was hosted by Nottingham Forest Community Trust.

The day, which also included Burton Albion Community Trust, consisted of a men’s and women’s section where each team played each other twice. Nottingham Forest topped both sections, with both Derby sides coming third after some positive performances.

Off the pitch, our participants took part in two workshops with Show Racism The Red Card, designed to help them understand racism and the impact it has as well as show them ways they can challenge it in their communities.

Gavin Lewis, Inclusion Development Manager, said: “It was a great day out for our participants and it’s good to bring them together with other clubs’ participants. More importantly I’m glad that we can continue to provide young people with the opportunity to be as active as possible and get involved in events like this.

“The workshops were important as well. It’s something that impacts society at every level so to help educate them and provide them with ways to challenge it is so beneficial for them. Hopefully moving forward they’ll be a part of the generation that helps us live in a more inclusive and understanding society.

“This event has become an annual fixture in our calendar now after we hosted it last year. I’m looking forward to working with both trusts to get it on again next year.”

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