Don't Stand By, Stand Up!

Melbourne Heart FC players Andrew Redmayne and Jason Hoffman have been central figures in promoting the Don't Stand By, Stand Up! campaign.

Melbourne Heart FC players Andrew Redmayne and Jason Hoffman have been central figures in promoting the Don't Stand By, Stand Up! campaign, which aims to eradicate racism in grassroots football.

Don-t Stand By. Stand Up! focuses on racism in all its forms, from subtle exclusion, to overt verbal abuse on and off the field.

The campaign is supported by Hyundai A-League and W-League ambassadors including Hoffman and Redmayne and Melbourne Victory-s Gulcan Koca and Andrew Nabbout,

The official launch kicked off on Sunday at Knights Stadium, Sunshine, followed by the National Premier League match between Melbourne Knights and Port Melbourne Sharks.

Andrew Redmayne and GM Community Sue Crow represented Melbourne Heart in an official capacity.

Melbourne Heart encourages all clubs to sign up and take the Pledge to become champions of the Don-t Stand By, Stand Up! bystander program. To find out how, visit the Football Federation Victoria website.

The first 50 clubs that pledge will receive merchandise for 100 players, official recognition from FFV and an opportunity to win a visit from an ambassador. There will also be $250 vouchers from Sportsmart to giveaway.