Banner image

City stars discuss the importance of diversity with local students

As part of Black history month City players Korey Smith, Saikou Janneh, and Abi Harrison attended a questions and answers session with the youngsters.

The group of Greenfield E-ACT academy students - who work with the Robins Foundation on their Premier League Primary Stars programme - were invited to the question and answers session as part of Black History Month.

The day aimed to raise awareness about the importance of diversity in both football and society as a whole, and provided a chance for the youngsters to learn about some of the challenges faced by the players.

Bristol City Robins Foundation Premier League Primary Stars lead coach, James Howiantz, told the foundation, “We have used today to highlight the importance of celebrating diversity.

"We want to ensure that young people in our community are educated to appreciate the variety of cultures and races in society.

“Black History Month allows people to shine a light on the achievements of black people and to learn what discriminatory challenges are faced on a daily basis. The children here today have been extremely fortunate to hear some very open and honest comments on this topic.”

Korey Smith told the Foundation, “I think it is brilliant that these young people are learning about diversity in school.”

“When I was younger you never used to hear anything on the subject unless it was in your own house.”

To find out more about the Premier League Primary Stars programme ran by Bristol City Robins Foundation please click here.

 

Latest News

Smith returns as Interim Head Coach

Smith returns as Interim Head Coach

Posted: Monday, June 21st 2021

International Watch: June 2021

International Watch: June 2021

Posted: Saturday, June 19th 2021

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Sports Lecturer Vacancy

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Robins Lotto Winner (Week 10)

Posted: Friday, June 18th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Community Foundation summer holiday camps
Rugby icon

Community Foundation summer holiday camps

The Community Foundation will host five Player Development Camps and three Skills Masterclasses during a jam-packed summer holiday schedule.

Posted: Monday, June 21st 2021 • Rugby

Planning Application Submitted For Sporting Quarter
Bristol Sport icon

Planning Application Submitted For Sporting Quarter

Plans for a new Sporting Quarter at Ashton Gate have now been submitted to Bristol City Council.

Posted: Monday, June 21st 2021 • Bristol Sport

Capon, Randall and Malins named in England squad for summer series
Rugby icon

Capon, Randall and Malins named in England squad for summer series

Harry Randall, Will Capon and Max Malins have been named in Eddie Jones’ updated 36-player England squad as they continue preparations for their summer series of fixtures.

Posted: Sunday, June 20th 2021 • Rugby

Academy trio star in England U20 comeback win
Rugby icon

Academy trio star in England U20 comeback win

Jack Bates, Deago Bailey and Alex Groves all featured as England U20 Men produced a stunning second half comeback to begin their 2021 Six Nations campaign with a win against France.

Posted: Sunday, June 20th 2021 • Rugby

Report: Bristol Bears 36-43 Harlequins
Rugby icon

Report: Bristol Bears 36-43 Harlequins

Bristol Bears squandered a 28-point lead to lose a mind-blowing Gallagher Premiership semi-final to Harlequins after extra time.

Posted: Saturday, June 19th 2021 • Rugby