WILTSHIRE Council has teamed up with Swindon Town FC to put on events for youngsters later this month to help kick racism out of football.

On October 20 at Trowbridge Park, from 11am-4pm, there will be a Street Skillz championship, including the crossbar challenge, rebound challenge and keep-up challenge, and a football tournament.

Cllr John Thomson, Wiltshire Council deputy leader and cabinet member for leisure, said: "This is a great opportunity for young people from Wiltshire to show their support for a national campaign while taking part in the nation’s favourite sport.

"I know participants will enjoy the skills challenges and the competition element is sure to be hard-fought, with the prize of playing at a professional football ground in front of thousands of fans.

"Underlying this fun opportunity is a strong message that racism and prejudice will not be tolerated in any walk of life."

Kick It Out is football’s equity and inclusion campaign and uses football as a tool to promote inclusion, challenge discrimination and to work for positive change. It is funded by the Premier League and several professional players have lent their support to the campaign. Annual weeks of action have been held locally across the country to spread the principles of Kick it Out at grass-roots level.

The events will also incorporate the ability sports programme for young people aged nine to 18 with a disability.

For more information visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-activities-for-young-people