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Victims Commissioner launches pioneering football programme to tackle toxic locker room culture

Dame Vera Baird gave the keynote speech at the official launch of Football Onside, held at Exeter City Football Club’s ground St James Park on Wednesday 2 October.

Football Onside trains people to be 'active bystanders' and intervene positively in potentially harmful situations. The training helps demonstrate to people safely and calmly that their actions or behaviour are wrong. This also then sends a message to others that the behaviour is unacceptable.