Beat the 8372 Srebrenica Football Challenge!

We are inviting schools across Bradford to play a football match at some point on July 12th in memory of the 8372 men and boys who were killed in the Srebrenica genocide. In taking part you will open up opportunities for pupils of all ages to challenge hatred and intolerance.

On 11th July 1995, 8372 Muslim men and boys were killed in Srebrenica – not in a terrorist attack but in a deliberate act of genocide against the Bosnian Muslim community.
 
We invite schools, youth groups & communities to participate by holding a football match or tournament on Wednesday 12th July to join thousands of others across the UK standing up to hatred and intolerance.
 
All participating groups will receive free resources including the Remembering Srebrenica book, stickers for all participants and a short explanatory speech to be read out before kick-off. We ask that a minute’s silence is held before the match to remember the victim of hatred.
 
Bradford Council would like to encourage as many schools and community groups as possible to arrange and take part in the football challenge.
 
Organise a match against another school or community group in your area or perhaps an in school tournament - 5 a side, 7 a side or 11 a side.
 
Go to Rembering Srebrenica to register your interest.
 
Download a flier.
 
Resources will be supplied by the charity Remembering Srebrenica.
 
Contact Diversityandcohesion@bradford.gov.uk
Tel: 01274 439379
 
 

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Published: 20/06/2017
Audience: Headteachers, PE teachers, PSHCE
Contact: Geraldine Cooper

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