City stopper flying the flag for City and OGOC
We are delighted to announce that Artur Krysiak has taken the mantle of One Game One Community (OGOC) ambassador for Exeter City for the 2013/14 campaign.
OGOC is a campaign initiated by Kick It Out, one of Britain’s leading organisations in fighting the discriminatory behaviour that has plagued football through the decades. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the damage that can be caused by prejudice, in sport and in life more generally, and to tackle it on ground-level.
In past years, our Supporters’ Trust-backed OGOC group at Exeter City have used the weeks of action to highlight issues that are now becoming more openly discussed in football, including homophobia and racism. For this year, our main focus switches to celebrating the role of women and girls in football.
Our ambassador Artur gave his backing to the focus of the campaign and spoke about the need for the benefits of women and girls getting involved in sport.
“It’s good to see so many prospects for women to be involved in different sports now,” explained Artur, “and in football we have seen results such as the growth of the European Championships and the World Cup.
“I think it is crucial that women and girls have the same kinds of opportunities as men – when you have the chance to out and about and try different things, you can stand out from the crowd. And being involved in sport can be a great motivation for all of us to try something new.
To read the full interview, see Saturday’s copy of The Grecian, our matchday programme, which will be on sale around the ground at St James Park.