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14 October 2021

Community outreach continues for Town

Blues full-back, Kane Vincent-Young and head strength and conditioning coach, Ivan Mukandi spoke at a recent Year 9 assembly at Chantry Academy as part of the Club's celebrations of Black History Month.

Kane and Ivan both spoke about their experiences of being black men within the industry, any barriers they've had to overcome due to their race before offering advice to the pupils who are learning about Black History Month.

The Club is working with Suffolk Police throughout Black History Month, and alongside Kane and Irvin, PC Dom Mudede and Special Sergeant Ayman Al-aride spoke about policing in Suffolk as black men, their background and how they got into policing. 

Alongside working with Suffolk Police, the Club will continue to talk to three local primary schools during the month about why we celebrate Black History Month and the history of black players and coaches at the Club.

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Town CEO Mark Ashton, said: "It's important that we celebrate Black History Month by looking back at our past and what we've acheived, but by also raising vital awareness for our BAME community. 

"Equality and diversity within our community is at the forefront of everything we do as a Club."

Furthermore, as part of the Club’s new My Club, My Town feature, we will be speaking to a BAME supporter on their experiences of supporting the Club.

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