The CEO, two players and Media Manager of Carlisle Utd stand in a line in front of a large yellow Anti Racist Cumbria banner. The Carlisle Utd badge is overlayed to the bottom right of the image

Carlisle United team up with Anti Racist Cumbria

We are delighted to announce that we will be working together with Carlisle Utd to help tackle racism through action and education.

We are already supported by, or are working with, leading Cumbrian organisations such the Cumberland Building Society, Cumbria Constabulary and a number of our county’s schools.

The club will support Anti Racist Cumbria to help to promote its own work and work together on initiatives in the local community, starting with when the club supported the Anti Racist Cumbria Summit earlier this month.

Chief executive Nigel Clibbens said:

“As a community-based club we want to play our part in making our community one where anyone can live and reach their potential to succeed, free from prejudice and discrimination.

“The players are reinforcing that message by ‘Taking the Knee’ but that is only a small part of what the club can do. It must go beyond that gesture.

“Through the fantastic work of the Community Sports Trust, and working with our Carlisle United Supporters’ Groups (CUSG) on new ideas, we all want to help to make a difference.”

Carlisle Utd’s long-standing work and more recent initiatives include:

  • Supporting the EFL ‘Together Against Discrimination’ campaign – click HERE for more information.
  • Kick it Out – click HERE for more information.
  • Show Racism the Red Card – click HERE for more information.
  • My Club My Shirt campaign – click HERE for more information.
  • Cumbria Pride – click HERE for more information.

“Teaming up with Anti Racist Cumbria further demonstrates that Carlisle United Football Club is committed to making Brunton Park a safe and welcoming space for all to watch league football, and that we are actively tackling all forms of discrimination,”

Nigel commented.

“The club can be a force for good and has a powerful voice. Working with Anti Racist Cumbria will help us build on the good work we are already doing and will also allow us to support some excellent initiatives as we go forward from here.”

Janett Walker, CEO & Co Founder of Anti Racist Cumbria added:

“We are delighted to begin work with Carlisle United. Carlisle has a proud history of football in the town and together we can ensure it has a proud future free from racism.

“Football has been under the spotlight for a long time so it’s fantastic to see local clubs taking the issues seriously and taking action.

“An anti-racist county is a county we can all take pride in and this is a great opportunity for Cumbria to show that we are a forward-thinking county that is determined to be on the right side of history.”