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Football for Peace goes to India

Sait Nagjee Tournament – Kerala, India

Kozhikode District Football Association and Mondial Sports have chosen Football for Peace as charity partners of The Sait Nagjee Tournament 2016.

The organisations come together to provide Kozhikode, Kerala, with an experience that will long live in the memories of the both local and national people. The theme of the tournament will be that of uniting 8 teams from 8 differing nations, creating a sense of peace as they come together in a football tournament that unites people of different communities. Post-tournament Football for Peace will deliver a Legacy Programme dedicated to the youth of different areas surrounding Kerala, promoting cultural exchange and peace between the various communities.

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The Legacy Programme was hosted under the Patronage of Brazilian world cup winner Ronaldinho and Co-Founder of Football for Peace, Kashif Siddiqi, announcing Kozhikode as a new ‘City for Peace’.

The Sait Nagjee Tournament

The Sait Nagjee Tournament is one of the most prestigious sporting events held in Kozhikode, Kerala. It has a glorious history dating back to 1952 when the tournament was first introduced to the community, since then it had a 35 year run in which it then went into retirement until now. 2016 will see the famed tournament rise once again at the Calicut Corporation Stadium, hosting 8 teams from 8 different nations. The tournament hosts the likes of Argentina U-23, Watford U-23 from England, Levante UD U-23 from Spain, Atletico Paranaese U-23 from Brazil, TSV 1860 Munchen and Hertha BSC (U-23) and Rapid Bucharest U-23 from Romania. The tournament selected teams from different countries to come together in a bid to promote peace within the region, the outcome of the tournament will see children of the area united through the newly established ‘City for Peace’ campaign. The tournament ambassadors, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho and Pakistani National Team player Kashif Siddiqi, will promote the theme of peace to unite people and nations through football.

City for Peace Legacy Launch

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Football for Peace understand the importance of dialogue within communities and the power sport has to unite people from all different backgrounds. Football for Peace use educational workshops and up skilling local residents as part of our legacy to create dialogue between disengaged communities.

Following the recent success of our first ‘City for Peace’ in Birmingham, UK, we have partnered with the Kozhikode District Football Association (KDFA) to deliver a legacy following the same principles in India. This will see new Youth Ambassadors take initiative in their respected towns and unite children from surrounding areas, following tailored bespoke workshops empowering the Ambassadors.

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