Kick It Out's One Game, One Community weeks of action is here, and the game's biggest names, from star players to governing bodies and community figures, are pledging their support.

England's pioneering coach, Hope Powell, said: "The Football Association, like Kick It Out, is committed to football for all, and inclusion across all areas of our game. The weeks of action is a great way of spreading that message across the country."

Greg Clarke, Chairman of The Football League said: "The One Game One Community week of action is a fantastic opportunity for The Football League, our clubs and our fans to come together to show that discrimination of any form will not be tolerated within our game.

"Kick It Out have led the way in tacking racism and diversity issues within football for many years. I am proud that Football League clubs are doing all they can to support the excellent work of the campaign."

The Premier League's Richard Scudamore echoed this and praised the campaign's role in the strides made across the game: "Working in partnership with Kick It Out, there has been a lot of progress in making football more inclusive.

"Both we, and the clubs, want fans from all backgrounds to attend, feel welcome and engaged in the Premier League; this is reflected in the fact that 11% of attending fans at matches are black and minority ethnic and more women and children are attending than ever before."

Remaining one of the most highly visible community and social inclusion campaigns in the world, the period will see grass roots football join the professional game, as well as teams and leagues across the continent, for a united stand against any discrimination taking root within the sport.

As ever, the League Managers' Association is giving its support. Richard Bevan said: "Kick It Out's work which looks at increasing the level of coaches and managers from black and ethnic minority candidates at all levels of the game is something we promote all year round. The weeks of action initiative is vitally important as the game shows its support for the campaign's work at both professional and grass roots level."

Gordon Taylor, head of the players union, stressed the importance of player support to the campaign: "The PFA is the world's leading sport union and consists of footballers from a wide range of backgrounds, creeds and faiths.

"Professional players are role models the world over and it is of utmost importance they learn the value of diversity. The One Game, One Community weeks of action give them an opportunity to demonstrate support and respect for their fellow players."

Throughout the 18-day period, professional clubs will be making their own contribution by holding matchday events at their dedicated One Game, One Community weeks of action fixture, with a horde of teams already confirming the activity they will be undertaking. At grass roots level, a number of thought leadership seminars, football tournaments and fan and community led activity will take place.

Seasoned campaigner, Rio Ferdinand, is back as weeks of action ambassador. His support remains unstinting: "For many years, I have been a proud ambassador for Kick It Out. Since the campaign's existence, it has helped improve the game in this country. The initiative champions different cultures that exist throughout the English leagues, something which has made all communities feel welcome at football stadiums."

Bristol City's Albert Adomah said: "The phrase One Game, One Community is about football bringing people together, irrespective of race, religion or background. It's about unity."

In League 1, Sheffield United's Johnny Ertl said: "Football is the perfect platform for the Kick It Out campaign. It's all about togetherness, solidarity and it doesn't matter where you come from or what colour your skin is, we are all the same and everyone deserves respect."

To view all events taking place during the weeks of action, and to see how you can get involved, click here.