Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club hosted their 'Diversity Day' which was attended by the London Assembly Member for Havering and Redbridge, Keith Prince. This is the 3rd Diversity Day which has been hosted by the Daggers which succeeded the 'Daggers Against Racism Days'.
The day started with little events in the Daggers carpark which were setup by local community groups and the local police. This was followed by an unfortunate 2-0 loss to Yeovil Town after a sending off and two goals from Yeovil's Jordan Maguire-Drew and Matt Worthington.
It was amazing to see how Dagenham and Redbridge are really at the heart of their community, I'd like to thank them for inviting me along to a day which highlights the needs to be accepting in our modern day society. It was disappointing to see the Daggers lose, but onto the next one it is!
Stephen Thompson, Managing Director, Dagenham and Redbridge Football Club said:
Today is to highlight and reinforce our core commitment to inclusivity in every form and ensure the practice and policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized, such as those having physical or mental disabilities or belonging to other minority groups, is fully reiterated.
The club works closely with the council, local police, Chamber of Commerce, and Barking & Dagenham College to ensure that we can help to support all sections of our community.