News release: Giving racism the boot: Preston hosts Euro-wide student project

Media and Promotion Office (2003) News release: Giving racism the boot: Preston hosts Euro-wide student project. Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

[thumbnail of Scan of paper copy]
PDF (Scan of paper copy) - Published Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike.


Official URL:


Student journalists from all over Europe are invited to join the campaign to kick racism
out of football.
The University of Central Lancashire is setting up a website on behalf of the European
Journalism Training Association, where student journalists can send in stories, both
good and bad, involving racism and football in a multi-racial Europe.
The project is being launched to tie in with this week's 'Kick It Out' campaign, which
involves all92 English and Welsh clubs in a series of events designed to combat racism
in our national sport.
Journalism lecturer Alan Rawlinson is co-ordinating the website: "Preston North End,
the Football League and UEFA all agree that football can have an effect on racism, and
they're taking action to make it a positive one. But football and racism hasn't always
been good news, and in some places it still isn't. I want student journalists to
investigate the good and the bad, and share the stories they discover with other
European students, academics -perhaps the rest of the world. They can do it if we
publish the stories on a website and we can all learn from that."
21 October 2003
Note to Editors:
1. For more information, please contact Alan Rawlinson, Dept of Journalism,
University of Central Lancashire, tel: 01772 894757
2. More details of 'Kick It Out' 2003, including a list of events in the north west,
can be obtained from YiWW ... ki~kitQ.1lLQJg

Repository Staff Only: item control page