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European Week against Racism Sports Blitz 16 – 23 March 2015

As part of European Week against Racism, South Dublin County Council’s Social Inclusion Unit and Sports and Recreation Office with the F.A.I. Football in the Community Development Officers, Rugby Officer and Cricket Officer will hold a Sports Blitz. The event will take place in Clondalkin Sports and Leisure Centre on Thursday 19 March and Friday 20 March utilising sport as a medium to highlight the anti-racism theme and to promote cultural integration and social inclusion through sport.

We are targeting 2nd Year students in 2nd Level Schools and 6th class students in primary schools in the county with an emphasis on fair play and equality.

One of the main objectives of the Council is to facilitate initiatives like the sports blitz event to promote integration and highlight European Week against Racism. The day is about having fun whilst being conscious of the need to promote cultural integration and social inclusion through sport. It is about participating together! Each school taking part in the programme will design their own slogan against racism.

The willingness to learn about different cultures and to communicate with people is the key to a successful, fair and open society.

For further information contact:

Maria Finn                                       Paula Swayne

Social Inclusion Officer                    Sports & Recreational Officer

Tel: 086 380 3060                           Tel: 086 829 2443

Email: mfinn@sdublincoco.ie          Email: pswayne@sdublincoco.ie

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