Release Date: 14/03/2008
THE IFA’s Head of Community Relations, Michael Boyd and the Amalgamation of Official Northern Ireland Supporters Clubs' Football For All Co-ordinator Stewart McAfee this week delivered a joint Football For All Anti-Sectarian Workshop to a group of students.
The workshop involving 20 students from the South Eastern Regional College's Newtownards Campus who are part of the Work Base Project took place at the IFA's Headquarters in Windsor Avenue on Thursday.
The IFA’s Head of Community Relations, Michael Boyd, explains, “This anti-sectarian workshop highlighted the IFA’s commitment to facilitating Supporter driven changes to tackle the issue of sectarianism in football and was designed to challenge the young people to think about the role they can play tackling bigotry. We highlighted some of the Football For All success stories we have experienced working in partnership with Fans and the journey we have been on over the last eight years. To finish we discussed how we need to build on this work to remove all barriers to inclusion so that everyone can feel safe and happy being a part of Northern Ireland football. The Students asked us some great questions and were great Ambassadors for their College”.
Students Matthew Wylie, Peter Smyth and Nicole Stewart with IFA Head of Community Relations Michael Boyd pose with British Championships Trophy at IFA HQ after Football For All anti-sectarian workshop.
IFA Football For All Ambassador Colin Murray with the Amalgamation of Official Northern Ireland Supporters Clubs Football For All Co-ordinator Stewart McAfee.
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