Join the White Ribbon charity football tournament ahead of the World Cup
Do you like playing football? Or would you just enjoy a get together in the fresh air with friends for a good cause? If either of these is a yes, then come down to the charity football tournament taking place on 8 November at Gosling Sports Park to raise awareness of White Ribbon Day!
White Ribbon is the national campaign to end violence against girls and women, and White Ribbon Day is on 25 November - the same week the FIFA men's World Cup begins. The campaign theme for 2022 is about coming together for #TheGoal.
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in partnership with Stevenage Football Foundation, has organised the mixed football tournament, which is open to men and women aged over 16yrs, to raise awareness of White Ribbon Day. This date, 25 November, is also the start of 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign which will be highlighted by illuminating the clock tower above the council offices in Welwyn Garden City orange.
Councillor Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member, Leisure and Community, said:
The council is a White Ribbon-accredited organisation, meaning that it works to increase the knowledge and skills of staff to address all forms of violence against women and carry the message into the community.
We're proud to be partnering Stevenage Football Foundation to get this tournament underway and it's a great opportunity to raise awareness of the work of White Ribbon - and the wider global campaign. I'd urge anyone who wants to join to get in touch as the tournament should also be great fun!