Celebrating Refugee Week 2024

Posted on: 21st June 2024

Celebrating Refugee Week 2024 at Sporting Wallsend this weekend.

Image by Sally Anderson
Bright image by Sally Anderson

Celebrating Refugee Week 2024

We are delighted to be working alongside Walking With, Newcastle United Foundation, Sporting Wallsend (Wallsend Boys Club) to celebrate refugee week this weekend.

Partners are hosting a United for Sanctuary Football Festival, a football tournament to celebrate refugee week.

This year’s festival will include a five-a-side tournament, indoor arts sessions facilitated by Helix Arts, a calm zone with X-Box games and lots more for families to enjoy.

Men and women’s 5 a side teams from organisations across the area will be playing in a special football festival supporting and celebrating Sanctuary.

Helix Arts artist Sally Anderson will be delivering arts sessions from 11am-1pm for people to drop in and make their own mini canvas posca pictures celebrating home and unity.

When: Saturday 22nd June, 11am – 1pm

Where: Wallsend Boys Club, Kirkley Park, Rheydt Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne NE28 8SX

Player Arrival and Registration: 10am
• Welcome Talk: 10:30am
• Kick Off: 11am
• Full-time: 1pm
Full tournament details can be found here