Curzon Ashton Football Club

17-21 October, Ashton-under-Lyne

A number of pupils from five local schools in Ashton-under-Lyne are taking part in a number of activities that will see them learning about Arthur Wharton, who is recognised as the world’s first black professional footballer. Working together in workshops they will be making banners to be shown at Curzon Ashton’s home game against Boston United on Saturday 21 October.

The workshops will be delivered by local Sudanese refugees who are attached to the football club as well as West African Development Group (a local organisation in Ashton-under-Lyne).