Football brings the community together for Darwin’s Refugee World Cup

Title: Football brings the community together for Darwin’s Refugee World Cup.


Name of Responsible Persons: Patrick Sim

Source: ABC News

Date Published: December 3, 2017

The article features final training session before 2017 Darwin Refugee World Cup, when a group of refugees, immigrants and Darwinites with diverse backgrounds gathered to practice together. Patrick Sim, who played key role in organizing the World Cup, explained the benefits of sport in refugee integration: “'s really great to have a more structured event so that everybody comes together and people form more relationships as the teams meet more and more and it's great for community”.

The refugee players testify to Patrick’s argument. "I was really missing my home when I came to Australia," said Ganesh Gurung, a refugee from Nepal.

"That's why I found sport is a really good link to engage in other people, other cultures, to know other culture as well, to know other people.

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