Access to Sport

International convention on the rights of the child.

Article 31: Leisure, recreation and cultural activities

Children have the right to leisure, play and participation in cultural and artistic activities.


Access to sport projects

Education and sports for vulnerable children in Afghanistan
Sports and Play for Asylum-Seeking Unaccompanied Minors
LEARN & PLAY – Equal opportunities for education and sport for all children!
Football: A universal language
Life’s A Ball
Together for the Ukrainians
Football Friends – Together is OK! 2.0.23
Genesis Football for Peace Community League
Sport for Equal Opportunities in Armenia

BTÕs Hope United and the UEFA Foundation for Children kicked off a match at Crusaders FC Seaview grounds today on the eve of the Super Cup to raise awareness about the devastating impact of online hate in sport and among young people.

Hope United, a campaign launched by BT, broadcasters of the UEFA Super Cup, brings together a diverse team of footballers from Northern Ireland, England, Wales, and Scotland with the aim of driving change by giving digital skills to people on how to protect themselves and others online. 

The match involved children aged between 14 and 17 from community projects across Northern Ireland that are helping to bridge the sectarian divide and care for refugees who have settled here.

Rio Ferdinand and Glenn Hoddle are pictured with some of the young people who will be playing in the Hope United match.

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Pelota de trapo – Rag ball
Get them to move again

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