Everton Ambassador Graeme Sharp accompanied three of the Club’s Under-21 stars at Tuesday’s Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) School Competition 2015 awards ceremony.
Young Blues David Henen, Brendan Galloway and Russell Griffiths joined the Toffees’ leading post-war goalscorer at Anfield, as a number of school pupils of all ages from various parts of the country received recognition for their literary and artistic efforts in addressing the racism issue.
Also in attendance was former Everton Ladies goalkeeper and SRTRC patron Rachel Brown-Finnis, ex-Liverpool forward Robbie Fowler and PFA Chairman Gordon Taylor.
Each special guest was designated to present an award in a particular category.
Once the presentation duties were complete, Sharp was keen to highlight the importance of keeping the message fresh in everyone’s minds, saying: “It is very important we educate the minds of young people and encourage them to celebrate equality and diversity.
“Some of the talent on show today from the children has been exceptional and I congratulate them all for their efforts in tackling something that we should all work together in stamping out.”
Nineteen-year-old Galloway added: “It is always nice to come to events like this and support the local community. As footballers most of our time is spent training and playing so it is something different to be able to lend our support to such a worthwhile initiative and honour a number of talented young people.”
Established in 1996, Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity that uses the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in football.
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