Football United - Refugee Response Initiative

by Jason Tanega in London, England, United Kingdom

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To build a free summer league for young talented footballers. Also to support the work of FU in providing over 100 refugees football a week.

by Jason Tanega in London, England, United Kingdom

FNF Champ is a summer league which has been running for the past 2 years. This year we want to expand our goals of creating the ultimate football experience in London through supporting a very noble cause.

Hillsong Church’s Refugee Integration and Support Programme is currently providing weekly social football project named “Football United” for young refugees in Croydon, Tottenham and Lewisham.

 Launched in Croydon in December 2016, we currently have an average of 100 young refugees (aged 14-19 years old) attending the programme every week. 

The project is run by Premier League community coaches and support by a large number of volunteers.

We aim to provide every refugee who regularly attends our free sessions footwear and training kits. We have been fortunate enough to receive funding in the past from Premier League footballers to help us do so.

How can you support?

This summer we will be revamping our FNF Champ 11 a-side summer league. This will involve 4 squads made up of semi professional footballers, our refugees, Premier League academy coaches and your support! Our aim is to integrate our young people into the community through sport giving a very professional experience that any young footballer would dream of!

The events will take place over July, August and September at a semi professional football stadium in Southwark. We will use the funds to pay for the stadium, buy new match balls, kits, pay for match officials and create video and photography media. 

I hope you are inspired by our project and would love to welcome you to be involved in helping make a difference to young people in our city who need our support!

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