WORLD UNITED UNITY CUP 2013
UNITY CUP SUCCESS FOR BELFAST DEAF UTD
With the generous support of the NI Executive through the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure through the ‘Promoting Equality, Tackling Poverty and Social Exclusion through Sport’ programme and Belfast City Council, intercultural football team World United working with the Irish Football Association hosted the Unity Cup 2013 at Ormeau Park Playing Field on Sunday 3 November.
The tournament was well supported this year with 8 teams taking part in the 11 a side tournament, all of whom are using football as a tool for social development in a wide range of areas. The competing teams in the 2013 tournament were from NICRAS (Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and asylum seekers), Limestone Utd ( Interface football team), NI Supporters team, Letterkenny, Inst Old Boys, Belfast Deaf Utd ,WAVE trauma centre and of course World Utd themselves. The Unity Cup promotes the World Utd Ethos of celebrating diversity through football, and in the spirit of the tournament the NI Supporters team ended up combining with the NICRAS team to give better numbers for 11 a side matches, creating new friends and team mates in the process.
With first sign of sunshine seen all weekend, the tournament got underway with the group matches working across 3 pitches. Deaf United, World Utd, WAVE and NI Supporters/NICRAS all came first and second in their respective groups, therefore progressing into the semi final knock out matches for the tournament Cup. The remaining teams Inst Old Boys, Limestone Utd and Letterkenny all played off against each other to win the shield competition.
At the final whistle of the semi finals, it was Deaf Utd and Wave who came through their respective games victorious to take their place in the Unity Cup Final. Meanwhile in the sheild competition Limestone United were just too strong for the other teams beating both Inst Old boys and Letterkenny to take the sheild trophy...more
Sunday 1st December 2013
World United Vs Carryduff
at Ormeau Park
WORLD UNITED UNITY 2013
Sunday 3rd November 2013