House of Commons
EDM #2331
Tabled 25 April 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House notes that Amnesty International’s Football Welcomes weekend of action will take place on 27 and28 April 2019; recognises that the purpose of the campaign is to highlight the contribution that refugees have made to football both in the UK and around the world, while also encouraging clubs, communities and people around the country to make refugees and asylum seekers feel welcome by participating in sport to build social inclusion; appreciates that Football Welcomes is part of Amnesty International's I Welcome campaign, which calls for a better international response to the refugee crisis, and encourages communities to welcome and support people fleeing conflict and persecution; understands that 160 football clubs from across the UK, including from the Scottish Premiership, Premier League, Women’s Super League, non-league and grassroots teams will take part in the weekend by organising a range of activities, including inviting refugees and asylum seekers to a game and hosting stadium tours and matches at their grounds; congratulates football clubs across the country on their involvement in the campaign; hopes that even more clubs will get involved in future years; and encourages all hon. Members to engage with and support the Football Welcomes campaign.