Liverpool FC joined forces with Kick It Out to celebrate 20 years of campaigning against discrimination in football.

Three members of the Reds' title-winning Ladies side joined club legend Phil Neal for an afternoon of education at the city's International Slavery Museum.

Gemma Bonner, Sophia Riccio and Fara Williams met 45 local schoolchildren, who undertook a series of workshops geared towards highlighting issues surrounding discrimination.

The day was facilitated by Liverpool, in partnership with Kick It Out and the Anthony Walker Foundation.

Since 1993, Kick It Out has helped make football a safer, more enjoyable and less intimidating place for those from under-represented communities.


To commemorate two decades of work, a special 'season of actions' began in August this year, which will last for the duration of the 2013-14 campaign.

Events, like the one at the city museum, will take place across the country to acknowledge the groups who have supported the work in their own communities over the past 20 years.

Kick It Out's Troy Townsend, whose son Andros plays for Tottenham and made his debut for England last Friday, was on hand to coordinate the Liverpool event.

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He told "This season, because it's our 20th year, we've gone for a 'season of actions'.

"So all clubs, whether they're from grassroots all the way through to professional clubs, have embraced 20 years of action and done it at their own speed and in their own time.

"It gives them the opportunity to focus on one activity if they want, but also gives them the opportunity to get more of the community involved and send a message out about what Kick It Out means.

"It's great that we can work with Liverpool FC at this kind of event and send the message back into the schools, because education is really, really important. It just shows that we're working collectively together."