Livingston FC’s state of the art field turf facility will provide the venue where children from different cultures and backgrounds will come together for a full week in order to hone their footballing skills in a safe environment where the emphasis will be on Football Fun!
Glasgow Ansar was originally formed to provide a much needed sporting platform for ethnic minority youths in Glasgow, although such was the popularity of the group, that it is now no longer restricted to ethnic minorities and has members from a wide cross-section of the community.
Some of these youngsters will journey to Almondvale with ambitions of forming a new generation of Scottish-born BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) players performing in the Scottish Premierleague; and Livingston FC’s coaches and scouts will be there to ensure that the most talented young hopefuls are guided on to the correct pathways.
Show Racism the Red Card’s Scotland Co-ordinator Roddy McNulty added, ‘Livingston FC have been one of the strongest supporters of the anti-racism campaign. It came as no surprise that they wanted to be the first professional club in Scotland to launch this joint venture. With excellent facilities and coaching personnel, it is the perfect environment in which to identify and nurture young BME talent.
SRTRC are confident this scheme will lead to a new generation of Scottish-born BME players playing first team football in the Scottish Premier league – we might even unearth a new Thierry Henry at Almondvale.’
The course will take place from Monday, 1st August to Friday, 5th August 2005.