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Published April 20, 2023

Kyle Edwards visits Refugee Football

Town winger Kyle Edwards visited the Foundation’s Refugee football session at Suffolk New College in Ipswich on Wednesday evening.

Kyle introduced himself to the participants of the session, made up of refugees and asylum seekers who come from a range of countries including Eritrea, Syria, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan, taking time to answer any questions the players and coaches had for him. He then watched on as the participants took each other on in a small sided game.

Funded by Sport England, the free sessions started in September and was publicly launched in January as part of the EFL Week of Action.

The initiative runs on Mondays for adults – in partnership with Volunteering Matters – and Wednesdays for adults and people aged 16-18 – in partnership with Suffolk Refugee Support & Suffolk New College.

Suffolk Refugee Support also provide refugees and asylum seekers with a range of advice and activities, including employment and training support, English classes, youth work, a women’s group and football and cricket sessions.

To learn more about Suffolk Refugee Support, click here.