Football: A Shared Sense of Belonging? final conference

11 Jun 2013 / News

On Thursday, 20th June, FURD is hosting a FREE conference to mark the conclusion of our three year Big Lottery funded research project, 'Football: A Shared Sense of Belonging?' about the role of football in the lives of refugees and asylum seekers.

Please email or call us on 0114 2587787 if you'd like to come.

The findings from the research will be outlined and supporting presentations will be provided by a panel of experts in the field. We will highlight examples of good practice and discuss barriers to working with new arrivals.

Confirmed speakers include:

Jim Steinke Northern Refugee Centre

Kim Turcotte:  Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Mark Cummins:  Rotherham United Community Sport Trust

Dr Max Mauro:  Research: Refugees, Racism and Schoolboy Football

Dr Chris Stone:  Football Unites Racism Divides

Dr Michael Skey:  Author of "National Belonging and Everyday Life"

In addition, refugees and asylum seekers themselves will provide their own views about their sense of belonging and what football means to them.

There will be plenty of networking opportunities and the conference will be particularly suitable for individuals working in sport or community development roles and refugee support agencies.

Part of our aim is to provide an opportunity for students, academics and practitioners in these areas to exchange ideas.

Venue: The U-Mix Centre, 17 Asline Road, Lowfield,