Liverpool FC Women's Jade Bailey spoke to pupils at a local primary school in October about her experiences with racial diversity in sport.
The English midfielder took part in a 45-minute virtual call with the youngsters of Whitefield Primary School in Anfield to discuss her journey, role models and challenges with diversity throughout her career in football.
Prior to the call with Bailey, as part of the LFC Foundation Primary League Primary Stars delivery, the pupils had taken part in an anti-racism workshop, which highlighted the importance of Black History Month, inclusion and racial diversity.
The Premier League Primary Stars programme uses the appeal of the Premier League and Liverpool FC to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.
Bailey, who was born in London, joined the LFC Women’s team in July 2019 following successful spells at Chelsea, Arsenal and Reading.
“It was a pleasure to share my story with these young pupils in order to emphasise the importance of ethnic diversity and inclusion in sport,” she said.
“Black History Month is so important, and it’s great to see LFC celebrate this not just in the month of October but throughout the season with various events to help raise awareness and educate young people across Merseyside.”
Last week, young Reds from the Premier League’s Kicks Inclusion and Kicks Girls programmes took part in LFC Foundation’s Black History Month football festival to enjoy their practical sessions combined with an educational workshop to help teach the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion.
Following Black History Month, LFC Foundation is continuing its support for racial equality with educational sessions throughout the season that are designed to educate pupils at local primary and secondary schools on the issues of race discrimination and the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion.