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 run weekly with the first session taking place on Wednesday 18th March 2020 at the Herefordshire FA County Ground (Widemarsh Common) between 11am and 12pm. The 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 without an interest in football are welcome to come along.

Venue: Herefordshire FA County Ground, Widemarsh Common, Hereford, HR4 9NA
Time: 11am - 12pm every Wednesday starting 18th March
Cost: Free!

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.

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: /

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