Crystal Palace Football Club and Kick It Out hosted a joint event that was the first of its kind at Selhurst Park last night.
The Palace For All: Diversity Discussed event, was run in partnership with London South East Colleges who run a Foundation Football Academy in partnership with the club and, was hosted by former Palace player and Kick It Out engagement officer, Paul Mortimer.
The panel was made up of first team player Damien Delaney, comedian and Palace for Life Foundation trustee Kevin Day, Steph Fuller from Proud & Palace, Anwar Uddin from the Football Supporters Federation and Mark Osikoya, who works in Global Partnerships and is also a foundation trustee. They discussed the current issues and challenges surrounding discrimination, equality and inclusion within football.
Around 100 football enthusiasts and local residents attended the event to take part and discuss how the sport can further develop inclusive practices.
The club is committed to ensuring everyone feels welcome at Palace, and is dedicated to embedding itself even further within the south London community and this event was a step in the right direction.