In 2008, Chelsea were awarded with the Intermediate Level of the Racial Equality Standard (RES) for our work tackling discrimination within the game, with extra impetus to our work fighting racism and all forms of prejudice .
The club has undertaken numerous projects engaging fans and our communities in aspects of our anti-discrimination work. Thousands of young people in south-west London participate in the club's anti-discrimination education campaign every year. The programme is headed up by Chelsea's first black player, Paul Canoville.
Canoville played a significant part in the club's history and has become a regular visitor to schools across London for our education department, telling the story of how he combated the racism he encountered as a player.
Every year pupils engaged in the programme design their own posters with the winning designers having the opportunity to lead the teams out at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea's ground-breaking Asian Star intiative has also seen over 1300 young Asian players take up the challenge to be named Asian Star since the programme's introduction in 2009. The initiative aims to overcome low participation levels from British Asians in the beautiful game.