Guest post by Tull100
If you’re planning to make football part of your Refugee Week activities this year, then why not link to a new campaign remembering one of Britain’s first black professional players?
Join Tull100 — Football Remembers and take part in the No Barriers medal challenge to make your community more inclusive and stand up to discrimination. Tull100 celebrates and commemorates Walter Tull. Born in Kent to a Barbadian father and local British mother, Tull spent his formative years in an east London children’s home. He went on to become one of Britain’s first black professional footballers and enlisted in the ‘Football Battalion’ in 1914. He was a First World War hero rising through the ranks to become an officer despite the explicit restrictions to promotion at the time.
Walter Tull overcame barriers throughout his life. Remember Walter Tull and stand up against discrimination by doing the No Barriers medal challenge. Commemorative medals will be awarded to those who stand up to make their communities more inclusive.
Tull100 is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund.
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