BCFA plans to kick off the National One Game, One Community week of action
Birmingham FA are holding a Futsal Festival extravaganza to kick off the One Game One Community week of action in October, one of the most prominent equality and community engagement initiatives in football that sees the game's biggest names stand alongside communities across the UK under the banner 'One Game, One Community'
We will be hosting the One Game One Community Futsal Festival on the 17th and 18th of October with, Team United Birmingham, Aston Villa Football Club and Kick It Out. The event will also act as a foundation to express our support for Birmingham’s World Cup bid.
Danny Lynch, Kick It Out’s Media and Communications Manager said “Birmingham FA continue to carry out groundbreaking work making sure football is accessible for the cities many diverse communities. We’re delighted that they’ll be embracing the One Game One Community spirit.”
Ravi Masih Aston Villa Football Club Community Marketing Executive 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 Futsal Festivals main aim is to support the week of action by uniting a variety of different communities together through the power of football.
Kids and adults from the groups will play at the Aston Park Sports pitch for the weekend in a series of Futsal games which will reward fair play and give the opportunity for people to learn about each other, break down barriers and build bridges to work in unification.
In parallel to the festival a question and answer session will take place that will involve The FA’s Brendon Batson, representatives from Aston Villa Football Club, Kick It Out, Asian musician/FA coach Jaz Dhami, as well as UEFA B License coach Pete Randhawa and Lincoln Moses MBE.
Dave Shelton BCFA County Secretary said ‘We whole heartedly back the One Game One Community week of action as we stand firmly in encouraging the community to unite together through the power of football. Last year we won the KIO award for our work towards breaking down barriers and encouraging all corners of the community to get into football and we will continue to do so in order to make football a sport accessible and enjoyable to all’
Jaz Dhami added “I am delighted to take part in this initiative, coordinated by football’s equality and inclusion campaign, Kick It Out, to give my support and celebrate diversity and form a united stand against discrimination.”
If you are a community group and would like to get involved in this project please e-mail [email protected]