House of Commons
REFUGEE FESTIVAL SCOTLAND 2019 FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
EDM #2583
Tabled 04 July 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House congratulates Glasgow Afghan United on their recent hosting of the Refugee Festival Scotland 2019 Football Tournament; commends in particular Abdul Bostani of Glasgow Afghan United for his efforts in organising the annual football tournament; understands that Glasgow Afghan United is a community led organisation seeking to improve the lives of Afghans and a wide range of ethnic minority communities living in Glasgow by promoting sport, health & well-being, social integration and active citizenship; notes that the football tournament hosted 24 football teams in Toryglen Regional Football Centre with participants of over 50 nationalities, including a local politicians team; appreciates that the tournament engages people in sport and encourages integration between communities; thanks Glasgow Life Sport, the Scottish Unity Football League, NG Homes, Refugee Festival Scotland, Glasgow City Council, The National Lottery Community Fund, and Police Scotland for their support of the tournament; acknowledges the kind donation of the Lowland Reserve Brigade Trophy to the tournament by the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for the Lowlands of Scotland, congratulates Red Road FC on winning this year's tournament, particularly as it is the first they have played in; and wishes all involved every success in future endeavours.