I got the idea to organize a football team at the asylum centre

Boy, 17 years old, West Kurdistan (Iran).

I arrived in Denmark in 2015 with my parents and my siblings. We arrived on the train from Germany and we had tickets for the central train station in Copenhagen, but close to the border the police entered the train and took us out and asked where we wanted to seek for residence permit and we all said: “Denmark”. After that we were brought to the police station and on the same day we were taken by bus to Sandholmlejren, where we stayed for half a day, and after that we spent more than 1 year in different refugee centres. Continue reading “I got the idea to organize a football team at the asylum centre”

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Hope for the future

Girl, 14 years old, from West Kurdistan, (Iran).

I arrived in Denmark in late 2015 with my family, and before we ended up in Copenhagen, in the temporary housing where we are living now, we spent almost a year on several asylum centres. However, it was in Copenhagen that I started playing football and it was in November last year, and for me my team is just the best team in the world. Football is about teamwork: I have a lot of fun when I play, I get to improve my language, I have made a lot of friends with different backgrounds and it is a good way to become an integrated part of the Danish society. Continue reading “Hope for the future”

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Football is life

Girl, 11 years old, from West Kurdistan, (Iran)

I have been in Denmark since late 2015. First I was sent together with my parents and siblings to an asylum centre in the southern part of the country, and after that to the northern part of the country to Gilleleje, which was a really good place; there was a great beach, where I would go in the summer. At that point I was not getting interested in football yet, so I spent a lot of my time looking at my ipad and bicycling with my sister, brother and father. During this period I got a lot of friends at the language school. Continue reading “Football is life”

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I started a football club in Copenhagen

Diyar Dersem, 33, From Syria and then Lebanon.

I was in school up until highs school and then started working with embroidery machines. I had to come to Denmark because of problems I had due to my political views. I travelled via Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and came to Denmark by train. Continue reading “I started a football club in Copenhagen”

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I would like to play football

Mohammed Almafalaani is a 15 year old boy from Daraa, Syria.

I only studied until the 3rd grade. My life in Syria was not very good. My school was destroyed and during the siege I went to live to my grandfather’s house that was a bit safer. I learned to grow potatoes there with him and how to grow other plants and vegetables.

I came here to Denmark with my family after we were reunited with my father.
Now here I go to the integration house but also 8th grade. I hope to continue my studies and get a degree in something. But I would also like to play football.

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One of my biggest dreams it to be really good at football

Boy, 9 years old, Kurd, Syria.

I have been in Denmark since early 2016, and until my family and I got our own apartment in Copenhagen we lived in several refugee centres, where I made good friends with whom I would play games like tag and hide-and-seek. It would be just like the games we played in Syria. Continue reading “One of my biggest dreams it to be really good at football”

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