At Bloomsbury Football, we are committed to ensuring that everyone can get on the pitch and experience the power of football.
Bloomsbury Football’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Programme provides free football and wraparound support to refugees and asylum seekers from Ukraine and Afghanistan. Hosted at Maria Fidelis School round the corner from Euston Station, these weekly sessions allow refugees and asylum seekers aged 11-16 to settle into their new environment and develop on & off the pitch.
Sessions provide a fun, engaging and culturally-sensitive environment in which young refugees and asylum seekers can improve their language skills, physical fitness, mental health, and citizenship skills. Our sessions also offer a safe social space, allowing participants to build friendships and combat isolation & loneliness.
The ultimate goal of these sessions is to ease the process of transition for newly arrived refugees. Our programme facilitates integration by encouraging our players to join our mainstream football programmes, becoming a part of the Bloomsbury Football community.