Wingate & Finchley supports Kick It Out day

Wingate & Finchley will be part of an anti-discrimination message next week as the Ryman League embarks on a weekend-long drive to support Kick It Out.

The club’s match at home to Thurrock has been moved to 1pm on March 10 as part of an initiative involving non-league clubs.

The Summers Lane club was specifically selected for involvement as the Premier Division representative following their continued work in the community, and they have invited players from any Maccabi men’s or Primary League teams on an admission-free basis.

Community Development manager Mike Bayly said: “Wingate & Finchley FC is proud of its Anglo-Jewish roots, and has been at the forefront of promoting inclusive football for people of all ages, regardless of background or ability.

"We are delighted to have been chosen to participate in this event and are looking to organise a pre-match 6-a-side football tournament at our ground consisting of local primary schools across the religious and cultural spectrum.

"Football at this level is very much about engaging with the local community in a meaningful way, an ethos our volunteer staff continue to work towards."

The club is hoping for a bigger than usual crowd on the day, and are planning other initiatives and events for local fans to sample.

Further information, including entrance details for the schools' football tournament, can be obtained by emailing mike@wingatefinchley.com

Last updated: 11:43am, March 1 2013