Sunday 22nd July








Wednesday 4th July





CEO Tony Kelly delivered a gambling awareness presentation to 100 students at WINCHMORE HILL SCHOOL today.  Tony and the RED CARD team will be delivering a number of gambling awareness workshops to WINCHMORE HILL school from August 2018. RED CARD feels it is imperative schools start to educate their students from 11 years old, thus enabling them to gain knowledge of the dangers of gambling at an early stage in their life’s.  Look out for more or from the RED CARD TEAM in the coming months ahead.

Winchmore school PSHE talk 4th July to year 12 by Tony Kelly from RED CARD

“Superb first talk to the school very interesting, informative and inspiring. Got the right message across to our students enjoyed by students and staff will definitely have him back in the next academic year and roll the talk out to all year groups!”

Olga deLarrabeiti – Head of Year


Thursday 28th June

Red Card are honoured to be a partner of THE HIVE  (in Fife).

We look forward to a great working relationship.


Thursday 21st June



Red Card will be teaming up with Andrew Lovelock and Foster Care Matters for future workshops and courses to raise awareness of problem gambling. You can check out Foster Care Matters’ website by clicking here.


Tuesday 12th June



Thursday 7th June



Red Card delivered their gambling awareness workshop to Steps Together Rehab Centre on 7th June 2018.


Thursday 31st May

“We are delighted to be working with Tony Kelly. Managing Director and Founder of Red Card Gambling Support Project. A former Professional Footballer, for 13 years, playing for Bristol City, Gimonais CK (Sweden), Stoke City, Cardiff, Hull City, Colchester Utd, Bury, Leyton Orient and Falkirk. Tony shared his story in his book RED CARD and makes a perfect Mentor for young people.” – The Hive






Wednesday 30th May

BACK FROM THE BRINK! featuring Tony Kelly and John Thomson

A podcast with Tony Kelly and John Thomson hosted by Andy Arter from Transform Your Wealth And Health where both Tony and John discuss their recovery from addiction. Click here to watch the podcast!


Thursday 24th May

Tony Kelly and John Thomson talking addiction, recovery and football – 30th May 2018. In association with Red card gambling support project.


Friday 11th May


Thursday 10th May


Friday 4th May


Friday 27th April


Friday 13th April

“Great to team up with broadcaster/producer John Thomson. We have a similar story and I am looking forward to our forthcoming live podcast very soon. We must talk – GOOD TO TALK!!” – Tony Kelly (CEO)



Friday 13th April 2018

Tony Kelly gave advice on children being introduced to gambling on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwickshire.





Click here to view listen to the interview, Tony is on at 14 mins 30 seconds.


Monday 26th March 2018



Tuesday 13th March 2018

Tony Kelly and RED CARD addiction specialist Sandra delivered a Red Card GAMBLING awareness workshop to 180  students at Yavneh college today 13th  March.
A fantastic day and great engagement from the students. Tony also donated a copy of his book to the college.


Thursday 8th March 2018

MESSAGE FROM CEO TONY KELLY – We are pleased and excited to be accepted as an enterprise partner for NCS,  and we look forward to engaging with their young adults and educating them on the dangers of GAMBLING ADDICTION,  and what they feel can be done to improve awareness and prevention going forward.


National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that helps young people build skills for work and life, embark on new challenges, meet new people and contribute to their local community. Click here to check out National Citizen Service’s website.

Monday 5th March 2018

Andy Arter interview with ex-footballer Tony Kelly on his gambling addiction

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Tony Kelly (CEO) and the Gordon Moody association team – at their joint gambling awareness event today.


Tuesday 6th February 2018



January 11th 2018 – Red Card will be teaming up with Drugsline




RED CARD WILL BE TEAMING UP WITH DRUGSLINE TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CROSS ADDICTIONS AND MULTIPLE ADDICTIONS, AS RED CARD ARE FULLY AWARE OF THE LINKS BETWEEN SUBSTANCE MISUSE AND GAMBLING ADDICTION. Tony Kelly [CEO] and Steve Merrit [CEO] are both passionate about what they do, and will always be available to deliver talks/presentations on DRUG/GAMBLING ADDICTION. Click here to check out Drugsline website and to email them, click here.


January 7th 2018 – Tony Kelly at the annual sports and security industry gala night in Dohar, Qatar








Tony Kelly delivers a talk on his personal story of GAMBLING ADDICTION, at the annual sports and security industry gala night in DOHAR. qatar.


December 19th 2017 – Tony Kelly at Stoke City FC








On December 19th Tony Kelly was invited to Stoke City for a book signing day.


December 19th 2017 – Tony Kelly on Coventry and Warwickshire radio








On December 19th Tony Kelly was a guest on Coventry and Warwickshire radio giving an interview on his gambling story.


December 12th 2017 – Tony Kelly on BBC Essex






On December 12th Tony Kelly was the guest of Dave Monk (pictured above) on BBC Essex radio, talking about gambling addiction and the work Red Card are doing.

You can listen to their conversation here, by CLICKING HERE. Tony is on from 13 minutes.



November 20th 2017 – St Ursula’s  Convent School (Greenwich)


Tony Kelly delivering his Red Card gambling awareness workshop to year 11 students from St Ursula’s  Convent School (Greenwich). CLICK HERE to watch a video of Tony delivering his workshop.



November 15th 2017 – Gordon Moody Gambling Awareness

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Ex footballers Gary Brooke and Tony Kelly at GORDON MOODY GAMBLING AWARENESS  event at house of commons. CEO OF RED CARD Tony Kelly,  AND CEO OF GORDON MOODY ASSOCIATION Adele, at gambling awareness event at house of commons 15th November.



November 11th 2017 – Plumstead Manor School

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On Friday 10th November, Tony was invited to deliver his Red Card presentation at Plumstead Manor School to an audience of 90 people. CLICK HERE to watch a video from the presentation.


October 13th 2017 – Daily Star reports on Tony Kelly and Red Card

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On Friday 13th October the daily Star published an article by journalist David Woods highlighting Tony’s story and the work that Red Card is doing. The article also highlighted concerns that the FA and PFA are not taking enough preventative action, by raising awareness of the dangers of problem gambling, and instead are only focusing on those with an existing problem.
You can read the article here.
(Update: Following the publication of the article, the FA have contacted Tony to arrange an exploratory meeting) On Friday 10th November, Tony was invited to deliver his Red Card presentation at Plumstead Manor School to an audience of 90 people.


October 10th 2017 – Tony Kelly on the Transform your Wealth and Health Podcast


Andy Arter, from ‘Transform your Wealth and Health’, recorded an interview with Tony Kelly earlier in the month and it is available to listen to now. To listen to the podcast on iTunes click here, to listen to the podcast episode on Facebook click here. To listen to the podcast on Player FM, please click here.


October 8th 2017 – Mind in Haringey Raising Awareness

On October 8th, Tony Kelly was delighted to be a guest of Mind in Haringey at their lunchtime event, hosted by David Dutton at Highgate House, aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues, and how we can support those who suffer from them. The event was well attended and very well received by all who were there.

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October 2nd 2017 – Tony Kelly on BBC Local Radio

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On October 2nd Tony Kelly was the guest of Graham Torrington (pictured above) on BBC Midlands late night radio, talking about gambling addiction and the work Red Card are doing.
You can listen to their conversation here:


September 30th 2017 – Lottery Funding

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Red Card are delighted to announce that we have received a National Lottery grant to support our work in 2017. This follows a lot of work by the team to develop a bid that was accepted by the National Lottery ‘Awards For All Scheme’.


September 27th 2017 – Steps Together

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Red card have joined in partnership with Steps Together Rehab, an addiction recovery treatment centre in Nottingham. We will be delivering joint events to raise awareness of gambling addiction in the UK, and we look forward to a positive and beneficial partnership going forward.


September 20th 2017 – Mind in Haringey


Mind are committed to supporting those with mental health issues and raising awareness of those issues. Following a very positive and productive meeting with the Mind team in Haringey, Red Card are working with them to developing a partnership to raise awareness of problem gambling within the borough


September 7th 2017 – YGAM Symposium

On September 7th Tony Kelly and Bradley Riddell attended a Symposium, at City University, organised by YGAM (Young Gamblers Education Trust). The focus of the symposium was problem gambling and how it affects young people.



June 14th 2017 – Education and Awareness workshop with the Springboard Charity


On June 14th Red Card delivered a workshop to a group of Springboard students.
The Springboard Charity are focused on helping young people achieve their potential, and supporting unemployed people of any age, facing multiple barriers, in to work. The workshop was very successful and the audience were a very receptive, group who asked a lot of very interesting questions, which made the whole experience valuable for all concerned. We are excited to be involved with Springboard and look forward to a continued working relationship
You can see an edited video of the event here

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June 20th 2017 – Ware Rotary Club Dragon Boat Festival

Red Card had a stand at the Dragon Boat Festival organised by the Ware branch of the Rotary Club of Great Britain. This was a great family day out enjoyed by all those who attended.


April 26th  2017 – Rotary Club (Ware)

Tony was invited by the Ware branch of the Rotary Club as guest speaker for their weekly breakfast meeting. The talk was very well received and a number of people admitted that they had not realised how serious a problem gambling addiction is.



March 30th 2017 – Enfield Council – Celebrating 100 Hours Volunteering

On March 30th, Chris and Tony were among a number of people invited by the Deputy Mayor (now Mayor) of Enfield, Christine Hamilton to an event celebrating all those who have voluntarily given over 100 hours of their time supporting organisations whose aim it is to help and support local residents. The Pictures below show Tony and Chris receiving their certificates from Christine Hamilton and Ann Cable MBE, The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for he London Borough of Enfield.



25th March 2017 – Tony Kelly hosted a RED CARD GAMBLING AWARENESS EVENT at his local church at St Georges in Enfield.


 This event was aimed at raising awareness of gambling addiction and problem gambling.  It was open to the public and was also attended by the Deputy Mayor of Enfield, Christine Hamilton, and David Burrowes, MP for Enfield and Southgate.  As well as relating Tony Kelly’s personal story,our therapists provided a more in depth examination of the nature of addiction as well as a look at the impact on families and how they can be helped.

You can watch a short video of the event here.


June 26th 2016 Tony Kelly on One Harmony Radio

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Tony was a guest of Vasco Stevenson on One Harmony Radio sharing his story, talking about Red Card Gambling Support, and raising awareness of problem gambling.
You can hear it here:

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April 2016 – Red Card Workshop – NewVlc

On April 20th Red Card delivered a workshop to students at NewVlc 6th Form College (Newham)

Watch an 11 minute sample of the workshop here:

This was the first workshop in the new format and presenting duties were shared between Tony Kelly and Neil Kerr
Some of the comments received:
“The Presentation was Excellent”
“Tony used his experience to great effect”
“This was really good. Hopefully I shall stop gambling as well”




The Team

The Team



January 2016 – Stoke City Guest of Honour

Tony with Youth Team

Tony with Youth Team

On January 5th 2016 Tony Kelly was invited to be a Guest of Honour at the Stoke City vs Liverpool FC League Cup Semi Final. Tony was one of the goal scorers in Stoke City’s 1991 league cup victory over Liverpool. As well as being a great opportunity to raise the profile of Red Card, Tony had this to say about the night:
“I was honoured and proud to be invited as guest of honour for Stoke City v Liverpool semi-final on Tuesday. A great night with some great people. Thanks to all involved and to Stoke City Football Club.”

You can see Tony’s goal against Liverpool here

Guests of Honour

Guests of Honour



October 2015 – Red Card at the Debut Art Gallery


Tony’s Portrait

On October 14th the Red Card Team attended the opening of ‘Progress not Perfection’, a solo exhibition, held at the Debut Contemporary Art Gallery by, London based artist, Daniela Raytchev.
The exhibition, thematically centred around addictions, was held in support of Beat, beat a charity that supports people affected by eating disorders, for which Slovakian born Raytchev was chosen as their Selected Artist for 2015. The project was supported by celebrities such as Gok Wan, Jeff Leach, Kevin Dooley, Tony Kelly of Red Card and others who are supporting the idea of raising awareness as well as showing that recovery is possible. This solo exhibition opened to the public on 15th October 2015, with the VIP Preview taking place on 14th October 2015, from 7.00 to 9.00pm.
You can read more about the exhibition, the artist and her work here

Tony With the Artist

Tony With the Artist



October 2015 – Business Dinner Conference, Coventry

On the evening of October 2015 Tony Kelly gave a talk on gambling addiction at the Allesley Hotel Coventry.

Some of the feedback from the attendees:
“Tony it was really good to hear your presentation on Saturday and being upfront and keeping it real about gambling. Bless you.” Cynthia Haddasah Dwyer
“An inspirational talk and an equally inspiring event. Thanks and well done sir, Tony Kelly! God bless :-)” Sunny Dhadley FDAP CMgr MCMI

Tony with Sunny Dhadley

Tony with Sunny Dhadley


September 2015 – Street Games

Street Games Certificate

Street Games Certificate

On September 28th Red Card joined the StreetGames charity. Street Games launched in 2007 to change lives, change communities and change sport. Today, StreetGames helps over 600 community organisations across the UK to take sport to the doorstep in disadvantaged communities.


September 2015 – International ICSS Conference.

Tony Kelly was invited to speak about gambling addiction and gambling in sport at the annual conference at the International Centre for Sports Security(ICSS).  Taking place in Doha, Qatar from the15th-17th September 2015 this landmark meeting on the manipulation of sport competitions gathered over 80 government officials, international experts and leaders in sport.

Delegates at the comference

Delegates at the comference

Following the conference the organizers made the following comments regarding Tony’s talk:
“Your contribution has helped us clarify the future.

We truly believe that with your help, we can deepen and widen the reach of our actions, especially at regional country levels where support an impact are most needed.”