Photocall - Who said women shouldn't play football?




Saturday 20th June, 11am

Firhill Complex, Hopehill Road, Glasgow G20 7HH


Who Said Women Shouldn’t Play Football?

Refugee Week gets women on the pitch for the Afroscots United 5-a-side Tournament



To celebrate Refugee Week Scotland 2009 Afroscots United invite women from all backgrounds to take part in a special Women’s 5-a-side tournament at Firhill.


Teams from across Glasgow – including women who are refugees and women from all over the world – will take part in this no-holds-barred contest.


Photo opportunities will be available throughout the day which runs from 11am-4pm.



For more details contact:
Clare Harris or Karin Goodwin, Media and Communications Officers on

0141 223 7927, 07734 030763



Over 100 diverse arts, cultural and sporting events will take place across Scotland to mark this year’s Refugee Week, taking place from June 15-21. Download it here:



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Notes to Editors


  1. Refugee Week Scotland is coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, and is a partner event with Homecoming Scotland.


  1. Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. Refugee Week 2009 will take place from 15th to 21st June.


  1. The purpose of Refugee Week is to deliver positive educational messages that counter fear, ignorance and negative stereotypes of refugees, through arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and promote understanding about the reasons why people seek sanctuary.


Refugee Week was first held in 1998, and was created in response to the increasingly negative perceptions of refugees and asylum seekers held by the general public in Britain. It remains the only UK-wide event that promotes the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and host communities.