Football tournament unites Thessaloniki’s refugees and local communities
UK not for profit Aniko, whose mission is to empower displaced people through football, is hosting a Football for All community event in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 18 March.
The landscape of Thessaloniki’s population is changing, with thousands of refugees and migrants settling in the city, having fled war and persecution in their home countries. In response to this, Aniko is using football as a tool to promote social inclusion.
Sunday’s community tournament is the fifth organised in the city. The previous brought together over 300 participants.