Post by Malcolm Clarke on Feb 3, 2022 12:53:47 GMT
The Supporters Club, along with the football Club, have been approached by the Chair of "Love football, hate racism", to see if Stoke City and the Supporters Club would be interested in running a local Fans For Diversity initiative called “My City My Shirt”, which has the support of the FSA. It is a diversity photography project. He doesn't believe there has been a city/town project that includes two football teams and thinks that this could be a unifying and diverse project for SOT. If photographs were taken around the city it could showcase the rich cultural history of the city, potentially something the city council might wish to support. The general idea is to take photos of football supporters, wearing a Stoke or Vale top reflecting a measure of the diverse fan bases in its broadest sense. He is also contacting the Port Vale Foundation and Supporters’ Club to raise the idea with them, and thinks ( I agree) that the prospect of bringing fans together from both teams in a diversity project is a worthwhile idea.
Nottingham Forest did one for Forest fans but it didn’t include Notts County and Carlisle launched a version yesterday. The links below give a bit more information on what is achievable.
I have indicated support from the Supporters Club but it occurs to me that that this might be the kind of specific project which might appeal to some fans, particularly those interested in diversity and photography, who are outside the "usual suspects" as it were. If you would be interested in playing a role, please PM me. Thanks.
Post by Malcolm Clarke on Feb 7, 2022 20:35:59 GMT
A quick update. Stoke City have agreed to participate which is excellent. Still waiting to hear officially from the Vale club and supporters, but hopefully they will sign up soon. Meanwhile just to repeat the request for anyone who would like to get involved to PM me.