Annual Refugee Festival Football Tournament
The annual refugee festival tournament is an initiative of GAU in collaboration with the Scottish Unity Football League. The maiden edition dates back to July 2012. The aim of the tournament is to use football as a means of promoting anti-discrimination by providing a platform, which permits multi-ethical interaction eliminating “stereo-typical barriers” such as race, religion, nationality, age, sexual orientation and other factors.
Through this event, local and refugee communities come together to play and enjoy football, while having the opportunity to interact and socialise with one another.
The tournament is usually a one-day event that has continuously accommodated over 300 people. Over 50 nationalities from various teams participate in the 7 aside matches. The winner of the tournament is awarded a trophy, in addition to the medals also given to the runner ups.
Scotland has been at the forefront of accommodating refugees from war-torn countries for many years. This annual tournament is also designed to demonstrate that Scotland has a deep sense of hospitality and tolerance for humanity.
The tournament receives support and sponsorships by many stakeholders and is recognised widely around Scotland.
We have started a new mini kickers and youth football project where we provide training for 5 to 7 years, 8 to 11 Years, and 12 to 15 Years old. The training sessions take place weekly and the teams are adequately trained prior to any matches.
The group are coached by SFA certified coaches as well as block trainings with Rangers coach.
-Cycling & Swimming
We are currently in the process of organising Women’s cycling and swimming sessions for individuals of all levels and experience. We understand that this will help individuals feel a sense of community while using their local leisure and recreation spaces.
If this is something you would be interested in, please contact us using the ‘contact us’ tab.