Cardiff City FC Foundation are proud to support both Kick It Out and Autism Awareness Week, which both run over the course of this week.

This season marks the 25-year anniversary of Kick It Out, and Cardiff City FC and Cardiff City FC Foundation dedicated our fixture against Chelsea to their work.

 

For the last 25 years, the organisation has been at the heart of the drive towards equality, inclusion and cohesion for everyone who plays, watches or works in football. But the high-profile incidents that have marred football this season prove the sport needs an organisation like Kick It Out now more than ever.

 

Kick It Out has established an equality framework for professional clubs, supporting the development of equality practices and policies, and enabled more effective reporting and investigating of complaints of discriminatory abuse through its pioneering reporting app.

 

You can report discrimination to Kick It Out via their app, via email on [email protected], via their online reporting form on their website, or via freephone on 0800 169 9414.

 

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day taking place on 2 April every year. In the week of 1 - 7 April surrounding this day, we encourage the public to take part in World Autism Awareness Week – a full seven days where people across the UK take part in activities to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society.

 

Our Bluebirds Ability sessions cater for children and young people with autism and other disabilities, giving them access to sport and using sport as a tool to encourage physical health and activity, social interaction and improve confidence.

These sessions are open to anyone with a disability who is aged five and over who wants to take part in sport regularly. Everyone is welcome and our qualified coaches make sure all of the players who attend are given the opportunity to experience the benefits of taking part in regular sport.