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Palace launch summer football for refugees in Croydon

We will be working with Croydon Council to deliver free football sessions for asylum seekers and refugees in Croydon as part of the 'Summer Mix' programme this summer.

Palace for Life Foundation has teamed up with Croydon Council to deliver free football sessions for asylum seekers and refugees in Croydon throughout the summer.

The sessions are part of Croydon’s ‘Summer Mix’ programme, which provides training, career advice and fun activities for asylum seekers and refugees aged 15-18 who are living or accessing services in the borough.

Football will be delivered by Palace for Life coaches from 4-6pm at the following locations from Monday 29th July to Friday 30th August:

  • Canterbury Road Recreation Ground, Croydon, CR0 3HH (Mondays and Wednesdays)
  • Powerleague, Croydon, CR0 4RW (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

Senior Community Development Officer at Palace for Life, John Patrick, will be coordinating the sessions. He said: “We’re really excited about these sessions and providing football in a safe space for young people who might not otherwise have access to the game. We will offer coaching and lots of small games and tournaments to help them develop their skills, but more importantly make sure they enjoy themselves and hopefully make new friends this summer.”

The Summer Mix will also run workshops and sessions on budgeting, cooking, mechanics, art, beauty and many more. Lunch is provided and trips out will be organised throughout the summer.

For more information, contact Gina Antchandie on gina.antchandie@croydon.gov.uk or 07562 438 899

We’re really excited about these sessions and providing football in a safe space for young people who might not otherwise have access to the game.

John Patrick, Palace for Life

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