Exeter City’s International Football Tournament Celebrating Diversity

The Grecians will once again celebrate diversity in the local community. Its eighth annual summer 5 a-side tournament takes place on Sunday 24 June. It’s not just about Euro 2012, Exeter City have their own international tournament.

Local black and minority ethnic teams are encouraged to partake,  and it attracts players from many different parts of the world, with past winners including sides representing Poland, Slovakia, Afghanistan and Lithuania.

The tournament has been organised by Exeter City’s One Game One Community Group (OGOC) and is being supported by the University of Exeter, who are hosting the event, Devon FA, Exeter City Supporter’s Trust, Exeter City FC Football in the Community Trust, Smiths Solicitors (in memory of Fran Jenkin), St James Solicitors (Criminal Defence) and Tescos.

The tournament, which takes place at the University’s Streatham sports complex, will  start at 10am.

As well as the main trophy the players will compete for the Fran Jenkin Fair Play Award. The teams will also vote for the best match official who will be awarded the Duncan Underhill trophy.

One Game One Community is part of the national Kick it Out campaign which aims to address all types of discrimination in football including race, disability, gender, age, religion and sexual orientation.

Martin Weiler speaking for the Exeter City One Game One Community Group said

Exeter City is once again reaching out to all parts of the local community. This is a tournament with a difference and a flagship for equality and acceptance.


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