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FAI Intercultural Football

.The FAI was the first national sporting body to appoint someone with a specific responsibility for Interculturalism. The changing demographics in Ireland have given us a unique opportunity to support inclusion and reach out to new members of our community through the medium of our global game.

The Football Association of Ireland in conjunction with key stakeholders has developed the ‘Intercultural Football Plan & Programme'. Launched by Paul McGrath, the plan seeks to examine how best, in the context of a more diverse Irish society, to encourage increased participation in football among people from minority ethnic and cultural backgrounds, whilst also challenging and preventing the spread of racism within the game and thereby contribute towards a more intercultural and integrated society. The Intercultural Football Programme has a number of core participation programmes within it; these include among others club open days, adult futsal leagues and urban youth blitzes. Another important aspect of the programme's work is to combat racism by working closely with clubs, leagues and affiliates at all levels of the game to ensure that football environments deal proactively with discrimination. This is achieved by supporting National League Clubs to implement the UEFA 10 POINT Plan and through the delivery of seminars for grassroots leagues, clubs & affiliates as well as through the programmes work with young people in schools.

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United Against Racism @ Aviva Stadium

Before the Republic of Ireland v Kazakhstan match @ Aviva Stadium last month the players took part in a "United Against Racism" display. Check out the footage here

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10th Fingal Girls Festival of Football

  10th Fingal Festival of Football – Girls Football Festival The Fingal Festival of Football, now in its 10th year will take place in Sportslink, Santry, on August 18th. The competition was initially developed as a cross border football tournament for boys. It now caters for 32 teams across five sections: boys, girls, Special Olympics, Powerchair and Irish Street Leagues with teams coming from communities in Ireland & Northern Ireland.

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Spin introduce new guide for social inclusion using sport

  SPIN introduce new good practice guide for soial inclusion using sport The Football Association of Ireland are one of 8 partner countries to contrinute to the production of the European Commision funded project which is designed to highlight good practise in social inclusion using sport.

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UEFA Euro 2012 Intercultural Blitz Day at Errigal College

  UEFA Euro 2012 Intercultural Blitz Day at Errigal College

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Tournament held in memory of Toyosi Shitabbey

In light of the tragic murder of Toyosi Shitabbey in Tyrellstown, the local FAI/Fingal Development officers are running a cross community tournament in partnership with youth services to break down barriers between the different communities within Dublin 15. The tournament is being run for boys from the ages 14-17 years of age.

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