Conference on 9th September

06 Sep 2011 / News

There are still places available for the FURD interim conference: Football – A shared sense of belonging? on Friday 9th September from 10am-4pm at The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield S1 4FW.

This event is part of a three year research project designed to increase our understanding about how cultural activities, such as football and sport more widely, can benefit new arrivals to this country in achieving a sense of mutual belonging.

It is free of charge and we welcome attendance from anyone who wants to learn more about these issues or feel they have something to contribute.

The provisional running order is as follows:

10:00    Registration (tea & coffee provided)

10:30    Dr. Steven Bradbury – Institute of Youth Sport, Loughborough University

10:50    City of Sanctuary – Myth-busting exercises

11:10    Chris Stone – Lead Researcher, FURD

11:30    Tea/Coffee break

11:45    World United – Intercultural football team based in Belfast

12:00    Iraqi Forever – Sheffield based football team formed by Iraqi refugees

12:15    DEWA – Development and Empowerment for Women’s Advancement

12:30    Football supporters from refugee backgrounds

13:00    Lunch and networking

14:30    Discussion

15:00    Tea/Coffee break

15:30    Closing remarks

For more information or to register your interest contact Asim on or alternatively call 0114 2553156.