Glentoran’s Jason Hill and Paul Leeman help James Scott from FASA (centre) launch the FASA ‘Give Drugs the Red Card’ Day
Glentoran Football Club hosted a FASA ‘Give Drugs the Red Card’ Day at the Oval on Saturday 30th April 2011.
The FASA ‘Give Drugs the Red Card’ Day aimed to help raise awareness of the risk of substance misuse and promote a healthy lifestyle amongst young people.
The FASA Community Action Support Team was on hand at the Oval to offer any advice to supporters and distribute team posters showing Glentoran’s support to the ‘Give Drugs the Red Card’ Campaign.
The Glentoran U15 Academy squad also got the opportunity to participate in a ‘Beer Goggles’ Penalty Kick Competition and Ledley Hall Youth Club walked out with the teams before kick-of carrying the ‘Give Drugs the Red’ flag.
Glentoran Academy U15 players are pictured with Albert Hewitt, Charter NI (left) and James Scott, FASA (right) after participating in the ‘Beer Googles’ Penalty Kick Competition
The FASA ‘Give Drugs the Red Card’ Campaign is a prevention programme targeted at all sporting groups with the aim of educating and informing players and coaches on drug awareness and how to sign-post people who need help.
The coaches at the Glentoran Academy are also currently participating in a 6 hour ‘Gives Drugs the Red Card’ training programme alongside local East Belfast community coaches. Glentoran Youth Achedemy coaches alongside local East Belfast community coaches are currently undergoing drug awareness training facilitated by FASA in the Oval lounge.
James Scott, Community Action Support Team at FASA, said; “The ‘Give Drugs the Red Card’ Day and Training Programme are the first initiatives in a long term partnership between Glentoran Football Club and FASA aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle message and how sport can play a fundamental role in the prevention of substance misuse in both young and old.”
Russell Lever, Community Relation Officer for Glentoran Football Club, said: “Glentoran Football Club fully endorses FASA’s Give Drugs the Red Card campaign, using sport to raise awareness of the risk of substance misuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle can have a positive effect on a young person’s life, and inspire them to actively participate in sport.”