Football Welcomes Campaign unites football Clubs

Football Welcomes 2018 has kicked off and it’s even bigger than last year.  Over the weekend of 21-22 April, sixty football clubs across the country – from the Premier League to grassroots refugee teams and celebrity fans– laid aside their rivalries and come together to celebrate the contribution refugee players have made, and continue to make, to the beautiful game. More than half of the Premier League football clubs – including Arsenal, Everton, Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur, Newcastle United and Leicester City -took part. They were joined by clubs from…

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AFL Launch New Campaign: In 2018, Don’t Believe in Never

The AFL has released its 2018 campaign, Don’t Believe in Never, showcasing three remarkable stories centring on passion, dedication, overcoming adversity and ultimately triumph within the game.   The three stories will be highlighted through short films, featuring Damien Hardwick’s leadership of the Richmond Tigers to the 2017 Toyota AFL Premiership, Sydney Swan Aliir Aliir’s journey from a Kenyan refugee camp to playing in the AFL and Dema a member of the Bankstown Bull Sharks, a multicultural team of teenage schoolgirls in Western Sydney.   AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said…

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Manchester City announce the launch of #SameGoals Campaign

Manchester City have announced the launch of #SameGoals, a social media campaign to encourage more girls to play football whatever their background. #SameGoals kicks off today with a social media video encouraging girls to send in footage that shows them scoring – or saving – a goal. The goal can be scored, or saved, anywhere using any kind of ball. For every video the Club receives, they will send out a limited-edition football so that each girl can keep playing and growing their passion for the game.  To enter, videos…

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Campaign Urges Fans to ‘Sing Something Else’

‘Sing Something Else’ – that’s the message of a hard-hitting new online campaign aimed at encouraging people to stop chanting sectarian songs and slogans at football matches in Scotland. The campaign is being launched by leading charity Nil by Mouth as part of its efforts to tackle sectarian attitudes in society and will feature three short films focusing on the legal, physical  and emotional consequences of bigoted chanting from the perspective of a police officer, nurse and father. With the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act set to be repealed campaigners want fans to reflect…

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Football backs Tull 100 to remember one of Britain’s best

One hundred years after his death, the achievements of Walter Tull, the first man of black heritage to become an officer and lead men into battle in the British Army and one of this country’s first black professional footballers will be commemorated through a series of community engagement projects, backed by the governing bodies of football in England. Born in Kent to a Barbadian father and local British mother, Tull was orphaned at the age of 8 and spent his formative years in east London children’s home. After making his…

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