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Counterpoints Arts

Monday 14 June 2021

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm




Amnesty International UK





Join Amnesty International’s training session on how to include women and girls from a refugee and migrant background into football. Our guide and training session will help football coaches, clubs and their foundations, County FAs, refugee organisations and others to develop the knowledge and skills they need to ensure that refugee women and girls have equal opportunities to participate in our national sport and to benefit from everything it has to offer.

Football is a powerful way to bring people together. Becoming part of the local football community can be a life-changing experience and we want to make sure that women and girls are at the heart of this work.

The guide is a collaboration with the English FA and covers key terms and definitions, top tips and good practice, and - most importantly - the five core steps to setting up a successful and sustainable programme with and for refugee women and girls in your local community.

The live training session to accompany the guide is for anyone interested in finding out more and developing their skills further. The training lasts an hour and a half and covers some of the topics highlighted in the guide in more detail - community mapping, building trust and inclusivity and visibility - with practical activities to help consolidate the learning. This will also be a good opportunity to network with, and learn from, others interested in this area of work. The aim is for participants to leave feeling fully prepared to start setting up football sessions for refugee and asylum-seeking women and girls. We’ll be running the next training session during Refugee Week, on 14 June, 2pm-3.30pm.

Please click here to sign up.