Malta Football Association
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Play Football Live Football promotes inclusion of refugees
Jul 13, 2020
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Play Football Live Football is the name of the third project undertaken by the Malta Football Association to promote and facilitate the integration and social inclusion of refugees as well as Maltese nationals encountering difficulties to integrate in the community. 


This project, which is intended for men, women and children, is funded by the European Union as part of its programme to promote sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion. The EU has allocated €250,000 for Play Football Live Football which was launched today during a press conference held at the Trophies Lounge.

 

“The Malta FA’s Football Social Responsibility Department is again teaming up with a number of agencies and NGOs to engage with football clubs and communities by way of encouraging social inclusion through football and other related activities,” Peter Busuttil, the project co-ordinator, said.

 

“One of the objectives of Play Football Live Football is the creation of five amateur football teams for refugees and vulnerable people in Malta and Gozo with the support of local football clubs.”

 

The project will seek to build on the positive results achieved in the first two social inclusion initiatives – Include Me & I Will Understand and All In All For Football which have have seen the participation of over 1,500 persons and a host of football clubs.

 

The Malta FA’s FSR projects are endorsed and supported by UEFA as part of its Refugee and Inclusion projects and are also recognised by FIFA. The All In All For Football project was one of the six shortlisted candidates for the 2019 FIFA Diversity Award.

 

More information on the Play Football Live Football one may send an email to [email protected].

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