Super Alf Charles : Stand Up to Racism

British football has called time on racism and as part of the Football Association’s “Kick it out” campaign. I was called by BHM south Founder Don John to get involved with the script and narration of an animated film created by Hampshire Football Association in conjunction with Southampton Football Club and Black History Month.

On 21st October 2021, as part of Black History Month, Hampshire FA joined Black History Month Southampton, Southampton FC and other local stakeholders at The Stage Door, Southampton to celebrate the important contribution that Alf Charles made. As part of those celebrations, this animation video was produced to promote the importance of reporting discrimination and inform people of how this can be done.

See the BBC South Today coverage of the unveiling of Alf Charles Black Plaque and Premiere of Hampshire Football Association Anti-Racism Animation.

Olu Rowe with Saints Legend Francis Benali, Stage Door Owner Jason Watling-McCarthy and Black History South Founder Don John

Find out more about the Hampshire FA’s efforts at

Olu Rowe

Olu Rowe is a multi-passionate artist. A director, producer, speaker, playwright and professional musician who has dedicated his career to his love of the arts and to spreading a positive message of diversity & inclusion

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