Journey to the Mondiali Antirazzisti

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As a warm up to the Mondiali Antirazzisti 2018 and the FIFA World Cup, United Glasgow Football Club and Show Racism the Red Card are joining forces to run two events this June.

On Friday 22nd June, we'll host the first primary school Glasgow Anti-Racism World Cup at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. 3 local schools have been invited to participate, bringing pupils to take part in a tournament and educational workshops around anti-racism and busting the myths around immigration, delivered by Show Racism the Red Card Scotland.

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The tournament encourages mixed teams (both meaning mixed genders and players from different schools playing together) and be played in a non-competitive spirit with the focus being on bringing people together and learning about anti-racism instead of winning at all costs.

The volunteers who help to run this from United Glasgow Football Club – a mixture of Scottish and migrant/refugee/asylum seekers – will attend the Mondiali Antirazzisti 2018 and will, therefore, be able to share the learning from this tournament and educational workshops with other groups in the ECCAR network.

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This event is supported by the European Coalition of Cities Against Racism (ECCAR), Glasgow Life and the Scottish Refugee Council. 

The following day, Saturday 23rd June, at The Foundation (iTouches), United Glasgow Football Club will run an event for over 16s with a 5-a-side tournament and 7-a-side tournament played in the same spirit as the Mondiali Antirazzisti, bringing together players from existing teams, integration networks, charities and other groups to play football for social inclusion, not to win at all costs! The tournament will be free to enter and serve as a good warm up for the Mondiali Antirazzisti 2018!

Check our social media pages for details of both events and pictures and videos once the events take place!

 

 

United Glasgow - Best Sporting Initiative 2017

United Glasgow Football Club is delighted to have been awarded the 2017 Best Sporting Initiative award at the Glasgow Awards at their gala dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Tuesday 27th June 2017.

The other organisations that were nominated provided steep competition for the prize so the nomination from a member of the public is a recognition of the work that United Glasgow FC does all year round and winning the award is a huge boost for United Glasgow FC.

United Glasgow were represented by Boss from our Men's Development Team at the awards ceremony.

United GoFundMe Appeal Goes Live!

Our target is £5000 for this crowdfunding campaign and to run for 30 Days. This money will exclusively go to funding the cost of making football financially inclusive and making that sustainable for the future.

This will include money towards:

-Football matches that the 4 United Glasgow FC teams participate in (which includes pitch fees, referee fees and any cost of transport for long away trips).

-League registration fees and insurance policies.

-First aid courses and first aid equipment for volunteers and coaches. 

-Training equipment (boots, base layers, etc)

Up until now these fees have been subsidised by the club, by contributions from members of the teams that are able to pay and, many times, by the coaches themselves.  As our teams have grown this has quickly become unsustainable, which is why by supporting us with this crowd funding campaign you will help the club move to making football as financially inclusive and accessible as possible. 

Whether you can give a little or a lot, we appreciate your support!

www.gofundme.com/ugfcfootballforall