The Football Association  has been able to access tickets to the upcoming World Cup qualifier between England and Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday 5 October.  They are being offered to the partnership of football and refugee support groups which was launched in April.   Refugee & Asylum Seeker football groups can access these tickets free of charge. To do this simply send the information required as per below and email it back to Kevin Coleman (Equality & Diversity Manager, Football Participation and Development Division, The FA Group) kevin.coleman@thefa.com by Friday 8th September.

Note from Kevin:

  • For security reasons, we will need an exact name list of all of those attending on the night.
  • These tickets will be free of charge.
  • You will need to arrange transport to the venue and any other costs yourselves, The FA is only able to provide tickets.
  • Your tickets may not be all sitting next to each other but we will try to group as many together as possible i.e. your group may be split but will be sitting very near each other
  • Coaches, volunteers, CFA staff and others linked to the sessions are also invited to attend
  • Non football playing refugees and asylum seekers you are engaged with are also invited to attend

We would especially like to encourage more female Refugees and Asylum seekers to attend due to their under-representation in this area.

The following information to be sent to Kevin to access the free tickets:

Lead contact name
Lead contact address to send tickets to
Name of Refugee/Asylum seeker group/area/session/venue
Exact number of tickets needed
Names of people attending (for internal FA purposed only)
Number of females attending (for internal FA purposes only)

Other news via Kevin from the partnership for those working with asylum seekers in a football context includes:

Refugee Football venue locations

Kevin Coleman  has an online GoogleMap of some of the diverse football participation sessions currently active.  He would like to add all of your sessions working with refugees to this, could you please email Kevin  kevin.coleman@thefa.com the location and contact details for each of your sessions.

 Football Against Racism in Europe – Football People’s Action Week

FARE (Football Against Racism in Europe) holds an annual action week to campaign against racism in football which this year will be between 5-19 October. There are a number of small and larger grants available to fund football projects during this period and if you would like to try and access this money I would encourage you to go through this link: http://www.farenet.org/campaigns/footballpeople-action-weeks/ . If you would like our support or guidance with your application or project just let me know.

County Football Associations

Your key local contact and support organisation around football should be your local County Football Association. To find the contact details of your local CFA click here: http://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/who-we-are/county-fas

County Sports Partnership

If you are delivering football or any other sport with Refugees or Asylum seekers, you need to be aware of the support mechanisms and networks that are available to you. One of the key orgs to  contact will be your local County Sports Partnership. To find out who yours is, please go to this website and read more: http://www.cspnetwork.org/

 FA online networking group

The FA as previously mentioned has set up an online networking group for you all to be able to talk, download documents and find out about good practice. This group can be found via the below link:

https://community.thefa.com/refugees-asylum/

 Next meeting

Monday 16 October 11am-2pm venue in the Midlands to be confirmed .

 

 

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