October is Black History Month and Cardiff City FC Community Foundation (the Foundation) have been recognising Cardiff's rich cultural heritage through a number of activities with participants on our Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Kicks programmes. 

Young people from Grangetown and Ebbw Vale attended Cardiff City House of Sport earlier this month to build relationships, break down barriers between the two communities through a game of football and to take part in a workshop to educate, and celebrate black heritage and positive role models from Wales. 

The Foundation also delivered a Black History event in Glyncoed Primary School in Pentwyn, looking at Welsh sporting icons and how they have influenced Welsh culture. 

This, combined with discussions surrounding racism, made for an enjoyable occasion with pupils from Year 6 discussing and expressing their ideas about how racism can be removed from sport. 

Cardiff City FC First Team players, Curtis Nelson and Leandro Bacuna will join the Foundation and Race Council Cymru to celebrate the achievements of African history and heritage throughout Wales and beyond, educating young people on our Kicks project about the impact that these icons had on history and the economic and cultural development of the country we live in.

The young people from Cardiff, Barry, Ebbw Vale and Aberdare will also enjoy taking part in a football tournament and interactive workshops including hip hop dancing and an African drum ensemble.