“Never Again” and Dospel Katowice FC Promote Positive Attitudes26 May 2003

The ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association, a FARE partner and anti-racist organization, together with DOSPEL Katowice, a leading Polish football club, have reached a formal agreement on co-operation in promoting positive attitudes among football fans. Joint activities will promote anti-racism and tolerance under the slogan “Let’s Kick Racism Out Of The Stadiums”.

The first joint initiative was the regional inter-school football tournament “Let’s Kick Racism Out Of The Stadiums”. The final was played at the DOSPEL stadium in Katowice on 18 May 2003, immediately preceding the League game DOSPEL-Wisla Krakow (Wisla is currently the leading team in the Polish League, DOSPEL being the second). The tournament involved twelve under-12 teams of boys representing primary schools and orphanages. All participants received anti-racist material, and members of the winning team received tapes with the “Let’s Kick Racism Out Of The Stadiums” music compilation.

In addition, anti-racist leaflets were distributed together with tickets for the DOSPEL-Wisla League game. The event was covered by several national television and radio stations.

For further information, contact:
Rafal Pankowski
Stowarzyszenie “NIGDY WIECEJ” – “NEVER AGAIN” Association
PO Box 6
03-700 Warszawa 4