Saturday’s match against Millwall marks our annual Kick It Out fixture, as we promote and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion at Preston North End. The fixture will also be the launch of our OneNorthEnd campaign.
Preston North End Community and Education Trust has invited the following local groups who will attend Deepdale for the first time on Saturday afternoon:
- Local mosques – Masjid E Saliheeen and Quwwat-ul Islam
- Two local South Asian grassroots teams – Fishwick Rangers and Inter Fulwood Juniors
- Two local temples – Gujarat Hindu Society Temple Preston and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple
- Refugee participants from Leyland hotel
- Female South Asian group – Sahara girls and Preston Muslim Girls High School
- Representatives from the local black community
- Sir Tom Finney refugee participants
- Disability provision participants
- Moss Side Premier League Kicks participants
- Preston College Premier League Kicks participants
On Saturday morning, the Trust will host two fixtures between Sahara girls and Preston Muslim Girls High School pupils.
Another fixture will take place between Moss Side and Inter-Fulwood Juniors, with the purpose behind this to increase community cohesion and show integration between different parts of the local community.
As the teams head out from the tunnel, a mixture of ethnically diverse participants and supporters will give a guard of honour celebrating the differences but equally showing Deepdale is a place for everyone.
During the half-time penalty shoot-out, the Gujrat Hindu Society Temple, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple, Masjid-E Saliheen, Moss Side Premier League Kicks participants, Sahara and Preston Muslim Girls will all be taking a spot-kick on the hallowed Deepdale turf!
As well as this, our Health and Wellbeing team will be attending a local mosque offering South Asian women free blood pressure checks, as well as signposting to our provision promoting healthy lifestyles.
Across the life changing provision PNECET offer, staff have delivered Anti-racism workshops that have followed by competitions called the ‘Anti-Racism cup’ to raise awareness for the campaign.
We hope everyone attending the Kick It Out matchday has a fantastic experience. For more information about Kick It Out, please click here.