Refugee asylum seeker football in Herefordshire

New football club planned for refugees and asylum seekers

After successfully applying for funding from The FA, Herefordshire Football Association are looking to offer football to refugees and Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers (UASCs) in Hereford.

The new football club will provide members of the UASC/refugee community and their families the chance to play football or just socialise and meet new people whilst having a tea or coffee. The club is open to males and females and even those not interested in football are welcome to come along.

Herefordshire FA recognise the important role football can have in integrating people into the local community; as one of the most popular sports in the world football can break down barriers and allow people to share common ground. The club has been formed after members of Herefordshire FA staff met with Herefordshire Council, local charities including City of Sanctuary and members of the local UASC and refugee community. Advice has also been taken from The FA and Amnesty International to help make the football club a success.

We are now looking for a suitable venue and volunteers to help with the delivery of the football club. The sessions will take place at a day and time to suit the participants. If you or someone you know is interested in helping out or even attending the football club then we encourage you to get in touch.

For more information please contact:

phone: 01432 342179

email: Joe.Mathias@HerefordshireFA.com / Scott.Russell@HerefordshireFA.com

 

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