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Press Release Monday, 23 November 2009

Event

IFA Football For All Awards night

Date

21st November 2009, 7pm til late

Location

Belfast City Hall

For more info contact

Michael Boyd, mboyd@irishfa.com,02890688427

Paul Moffett Wins Award For Anti-Racism World United Programme

North Belfast’s Paul Moffett picked up a Football For All unsung hero award in a prestigious awards ceremony which took place on Saturday night at Belfast City Hall. The Football For All event, with support from the EU and Belfast City Council, was to provide some reward and recognition to the volunteers and unsung heroes who use football as to promote good relations. The event which is now in its 3rd year was once again hosted by Colin Murray, Football For All Ambassador.

Paul is the manager of the World United football team, the first intercultural football team in Northern Ireland who use sport to promote good relations, delivering workshops to youth and community groups promoting respect for diversity. World United have been going since 2003 and have Players from Portugal, Brazil, Poland, Ivory Coast, France, Zimbabwe and many other parts of the world all united in promoting good relations.
Paul received his award from World United Chairman Adrian McNamee, who said, “Paul does all the small things which make World United tick, he phones round all the players, organises the pitches, washes the kit, pays the Referee, develops links with community groups and sets up the World United workshops with community groups. He is a real unsung hero and I am very proud to present him with his Football for All Awards”.

Belfast Lord Mayor, Naomi Long, added, “As the IFA’s Football For All Political Champion and a member of the IFA Football For All Advisory Panel, I am delighted to be able to support this event. The Football For All Awards Night is special because it focuses purely on those Volunteers who use Football as the hook to promote Good Relations, creating a fun, safe and inclusive culture throughout the local game”.