Chesterfield FC celebrated its annual Kick It Out-fixture last Tuesday, May 1 when the club faced Newport County at the Proact Stadium.
The 1-0 win over Newport was not only a good result for the club but a great match day experience for the international community in Chesterfield. The Club and the Community Trust invited the Kick It Out-Campaign and Stand Up To Racism Chesterfield to show unity against racism and discrimination.
Chesterfield players wore special Kick It Out-Shirts for warming up before the match to raise awareness for the issue. Stand Up To Racism Chesterfield provided the flag bearers for the game, with some children coming to the Proact Stadium for their first experience of a football match.
The fixture, originally scheduled Monday, April 2, was postponed after the early April snow showers.
However, despite the snow that day the representatives of different ethnic communities still came together for a world buffet and were delighted to return the Proact on Tuesday to take in a full Match Day experience including being the pre-match flag bearers.
The Kick It Out Campaign was established in 1993 as a small charity and is now a well-recognised sporting body for almost 20 years. The Chesterfield FC Community Trust thanks everybody for participating and making this great experience possible.