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London Play2Remember football tournament

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White City Tiger Turf

Burlington Danes Academy

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London Play2Remember is an annual 5-a-side football tournament with a social goal: promoting reconciliation and togetherness through sport. Established in 2014 by Football for Hope, Peace and Unity (FHPU) in collaboration with several community outreach groups, London Play2Remember provides a chance for survivors of genocide and mass atrocities, as well as their supporters, to get together in a spirit of commemoration and hope.

In 2017, on Saturday April 1st, Waging Peace, an NGO that campaigns against human rights abuses in Sudan and supports its asylum-seeking communities, is for the second year teaming up with FHPU to bring together groups who have suffered atrocities, but also to highlight the current suffering of millions of refugees fleeing global conflict. We believe that to move beyond 'never again', we must look forward to ensure that our actions today contribute to preventing others suffering in future. Our goal is to encourage affected communities to integrate and to become active citizens fighting prejudice, intolerance and hatred, using sports, and football in particular, as a tool. For people in the midst of suffering, this hope is instrumental for moving forward.

London Play2Remember takes place on the first weekend of April to coincide with the international day of remembrance for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda on 7 April and the United Nations International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) on 6 April.

The event is open to men, women and mixed teams. Please join as a team or individual player (you will be allocated to a team) to play on the day, or as a spectator to watch the fun and support our cause. The event is not for profit, any proceeds will be used to cover running costs or will be donated to the organisers to fund our work with vulnerable survivor, migrant, and refugee groups.

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Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Maddy from Waging Peace on maddy.crowther@wagingpeace.info or Eric from FHPU on eric.murangwa@fhpuenterprise.org, or call the Waging Peace office on 0203 752 5815.

Is there an age limit?

All members of the games should be ages 16 and up, though we will look to provide a '15 and under'/less skilled play area.

What are my transport options?

Mutiple buses are available from Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith, and Paddington. White City underground station is a 7-minute walk away, Wood Lane station is a 10-minute walk, East Action station is a 15-minute walk, and Westfield shopping centre is 15 minutes away by foot. Parking is free and available on site. You are advised to use the Du Cane Road entrance and enter via Burlington Danes Academy. You should see a yellow sign board and make your way through the black gates. More information here.

What do I need to bring with me?

You need to bring your own sports gear (you might want to coordinate with your team!) and water, but equipment like footballs and high-vis jackets will be provided.

How can I still support your cause if I'm unable to attend the event?

Please email Maddy from Waging Peace on maddy.crowther@wagingpeace.info or Eric from FHPU on eric.murangwa@fhpuenterprise.org, or call the Waging Peace office on 0203 752 5815.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No.

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