Glasgow is hosting its first Welcome Football Festival

December 19th, 2017 by Sandy

Glasgow is hosting a first of its king festival, the Welcome Football Festival, to not only support but encourage the integration of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees into the life of the city. The free event is being held on 10th December, Tuesday, at the Toryglen Regional-Football-Centre.

The event is being organised by the Glasgow City Council and by a sub-group of the Glasgow Integration Forum, along with the likes of Govan Community Project, Partick Thistle Charitable Trust, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service and Police Scotland. Players from the United Glasgow FC, Edu Sport, Afghan United FC are supporting the event, along with teams of the Red Cross and YCSA, of the Third Sector Organisations.

Mixed teams will play a mini-tournament and at the end of the afternoon, there will be a medal ceremony and food. The free event is open to both the spectators and football players. A number of stalls will be available in addition to the football and they will provide information to players about the relevant services that are accessible across Glasgow city. The games will kick off at 1pm and go on till 4pm, followed with food and celebration.