The 2017 summer campaign involved Didsbury CE, Broad Oak and Cavendish schools, celebrating all that is good in football and encouraging values that tackle discrimination.
A primary school peer education initiative run by John Conibear, Everycolour was shortlisted for two awards:
- the Inclusion category in the Northwest Football Awards, were held in November
- the Upstander category in the No2h8 Crime Awards, were held in October
The Northwest Football Awards Inclusion category is new for 2017 and acknowledges the need to support clubs, organisations and initiatives that promote an inclusive society.
The No2h8 Crime Awards are organised by Faith Matters and encourage ‘upstanders’ not bystanders in tackling hatred, intolerance and prejudice.
The Northwest Football Award went to Cerebral Palsey United. The No2h8 Crime Award went to Farooq Aftab, a human rights activist.
The Everycolour project is privileged to have been in such humbling company. Well done to all our bloggers, footballers and singers!
Everycolour reflects what an inclusive community looks like, embracing a new generation of citizens comfortable in their diversity and joyful in their passion for such an influential sport as football.
The summer projects follow England during major tournaments and this year’s campaign supported the Lionesses at Euro 2017. You can still enjoy the Everycolour 2017 legacy site and see what the bloggers got up to.
Everycolour is supported by Kick It Out, football’s official organisation fighting racism and discrimination. Other campaigns have included Everycolour Choir performances at both Manchester City stadiums, quizzes at the National Football Museum, 7-a-side tournaments and various competitions.
2017 is Everycolour’s fourth consecutive year and it is hoped the project will run again in 2018, during the World Cup in Russia.