Starting back in 2005, South Ayrshire UNISON worked with Ayr United Football Club to create a simple programme advert with one objective: To bring about an end to racism in the terraces and our community at large.
Over the next two years, dedicated members of South Ayrshire UNISON worked with local matches and events to raise awareness and provide training. In 2007 the branch officers got involved with Auchinleck Talbot and the campaign has now grown to a big part of the club.
The team have worked with 10 different schools and a variety of clubs across Ayrshire; including Ayr United, Kilmarnock F.C, Auchinleck Talbot, Whittles Victoria, Troon Juniors, Girvan F.C, Troon Ladies, Valspar, and Glenburn.
Although the 2020 program was cut short due to covid-19 restrictions, branch officers have been working with Show Racism the Red Card to roll out a trials of online education programmes to the club and the communities.
South Ayrshire UNISON will continue our support and work in this area into the future, with more updates coming in the new year.