Amnesty International Jan 2022

Inclusive W&G online training session

A FOOTBALL training session is being held for women and girls from refugee backgrounds.

A FOOTBALL training session is being held for women and girls from refugee backgrounds.

Amnesty International UK's online training session is being staged in partnership with The FA.

It will focus on the role of football in creating more welcoming communities, barriers to participation for refugee women and girls, making your football sessions accessible and being inclusive.

The session will provide you with opportunities to network, as well as various interactive tasks to increase your knowledge and understanding so that you can successfully deliver football sessions with and for refugee women and girls.

The online session is taking place on Tuesday, February 22nd 2022 from 2pm-4pm.

You can register your interest by clicking the button below.

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Suffolk FA Football Development Officer (Growth) Kirsty Smith said: “We as a County FA want to try help the transition of the refugees into society as much as we can.

“Football is a world-wide sport and a language that everyone understands. Using football we will be able to breakdown some of the barriers the refugees face and help them integrate into the Suffolk communities.

“We pride ourselves on being an inclusive football community and I think this would be a great way to showcase how welcoming the grassroots game is within Suffolk.

“Not only will this provide physical exercise, this will help with socialising and the mental health and wellbeing of everyone involved.

“Online sessions like this one The FA & Amnesty are delivering is vital in raising such an important issue and one which will hopefully encourage with a lot of different people across the county.

“If any of our grassroots clubs or coaches would like to get involved with providing footballing opportunities for the refugees or have any ideas around this area, then please get in touch.”

Kirsty Smith can be contact on 07432 735985 or via email

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