Birmingham gears up for nationwide initiative
BIRMINGHAM Football Association is to hold a Futsal Festival as part of the One Game One Community week of action next month.
Groups across the city are being urged to get involved in the project which aims to bring communities together through football.
The Futsal Festival will be held on the 17 – 18 October and features support from Birmingham Futsal team – Team United Birmingham as well as Aston Villa Football Club and anti-racism organisation Kick It Out.
A series of Futsal games are expected be played at Aston Park Sports during the weekend, as well as an answer and question session involving a number of high profile names including Brendon Batson from the FA and musician and FA coach Jaz Dhami.
The Futsal festival was welcomed by Danny Lynch from Kick It Out who said they were “delighted” to be “embracing the Game One Community spirit.”
Ravi Masih, from Aston Villa FC, added: “The One Game One Community Weeks of Action present the perfect opportunity to use the power of football to promote equality within and across different cultural groups. Working with the FA on this fantastic project only strengthens the impact made in reaching out to various communities in Birmingham”
The One Game One Community, which will take place between the 15th and 27th October, is a national initiative which sees the game’s biggest names stand alongside communities across the UK under the football banner.
In 2008 more than 1000 events took place during the weeks of action, including a match day activity at all 92 professional clubs in England and Wales.
If you are a community group and would like to get involved in this project please e-mail email@example.com