What is World United?
The project is an intercultural football project targeting:
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
People from Black and Minority Ethnic Groups
Local Catholics and Protestants Players/Volunteer interested in the promotion of Good Relations
CREATED and supported by the Irish Football Association as part of their Football For All campaign, World United is an intercultural football team based in Belfast .
The team is now more diverse than ever with players from countries across the world including Portugal , Qatar , the Ivory Coast and Zimbabwe .
Developed to promote respect through the medium of football, in September 2008 the project achieved its own independence.
The scheme is supported by the Irish FA, Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities, Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, UEFA, Belfast City Council’s Good Relations Unit and the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation.
Its goals are unwavering; to increase the participation of people form ethnic minorities into local football, and provide an environment free from racism, sectarianism and discrimination. The Players have delivered anti-racism workshops in partnership with the PSNI and IFA throughout Belfast . Research and evaluation of the project suggest it is making a significant difference promoting respect for diversity. In 2006 Ulster TV commissioned a short World United film to share the story. This film is regularly shown on Ulster Television and has helped raise the profile of the project. More...
16th June 2012
World United - Derry City Old Boys: 1 - 0
9th May 2012
World United - Street League:
4 - 4
5th February 2012
World United - Abbey Villa 4th:
3 - 3