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21 September 2015

Kick It Out host interactive session before Gills game.

Colchester United welcomed representatives from Kick It Out to Saturday's game in this year's dedicated game to the long running campaign.

The Kick It Out team took an interactive session with pupils from St Gregory Primary before the match, in our first 'Eddie's Nest Takeover' of the season.

The children enjoyed an hour long session as they learned about racism in football and Kick It Out's efforts to eradicate it from the game.

They were then able to go and watch the game, before meeting the players after the match!

"We've already received really positive feedback from our school group who participated in the interactive session with the Kick It Out staff.

U's Media Manager and Supporters Liaison Officer Matt Hudson said: "We were delighted to welcome Kick It Out to the game on Saturday.

HERE You can read more about the Fans For Diversity project

U's staff and players wore t-shirts to promote the good work of Fans For Diversity and new supporters will soon be able to receive the new U's Fans Guide, introducing football followers to life at Colchester United.

The match also saw the U's help promote Kick It Out and the Football Supporters Federation's "Fans for Diversity" campaign.

"Colchester United is firmly committed to backing the work of Kick It Out and we were pleased to have hosted our best dedicated game so far for the visit of Gillingham."

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