[:en]Manchester City FC[:]

[:en]08 – 22 October 2015, Manchester

Premier League giants Manchester City FC will support the Football People action weeks and take a stand against discrimination during their Saturday afternoon fixture against newcomers Bournemouth. The current leaders of the Premier League table will, take to the field with Football People t-shirts during their warm-up to send out a message of diversity and social inclusion to thousands in the stadium and millions around the globe on TV.

Fantastic support from Manchester City FC today. Players wore #FootballPeople t-shirts for warmup before 5:1 win over @afcbournmouth to celebrate diversity and promote social inclusion in the game. #MCFC #repost © @mcfcofficial

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Yaya Touré, City’s Ivory Coast striker, has become the ambassador of the campaign, which the club supports by running a series of dedicated activities organised through their City in the Community (CITC) Foundation.

The club hosted a National Amputee Camp for over 60 amputee players at City Football Academy and organised a powerchair football activity with striker Wilfried Bony, goalkeeper Richard Wright and players of City’s women’s team Natasha Harding and Lucy Bronze to celebrate diversity in sport and highlight CITC’s football provision for local disabled people.

Manchester City wheelchair football

Manchester City Women player Natasha Harding  get active in wheelchair football

On 21 October Manchester City legend Alex Williams will deliver an assembly in conjunction to Black History Month at The East Manchester Academy to highlight the contributions of black footballers to the club.

Alex said: “Football is a powerful tool that brings people of all backgrounds and cultures together and it’s important that we continue to do our bit to ensure that discrimination in football is not tolerated and that diversity is celebrated.”

“The Club is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, diversity and respect across all its activities. From the programmes we deliver in the community to the way we operate, we continue to ensure equality is embedded within the heart of all our activities.”

In other activities, the club champions key women in the game at the Club to inspire the next generation of females in sport.[:]

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