How football is bringing UK communities together
22 May 2018
How football is bringing UK communities together

Between diplomatic concerns ahead of the World Cup in Russia, human rights abuses in 2022 host nation Qatar, and allegations of corruption within FIFA, the beautiful game has plenty of problems. But how is football being used to tackle social issues and bring communities together in Britain?

Naomi Westland

Naomi Westland works for Amnesty International UK, overseeing the Football Welcomes project, which celebrates the contribution of refugees to British football.

Calum Jacobs

Calum Jacobs is a football writer and founder of ‘Caricom’ magazine, he previously worked at London agency Protein. He is currently working on ‘Caricom’ issue 2.

Gundeep Anand

Gundeep Anand is a film director and the founder of street football tournament ‘The Last Stand’.

Thomas Theodore

Thomas Theodore is a London-based writer and researcher. He previously lived in Berlin and enjoys reading and writing about music, sport and wider culture. He has a degree in PPE from Oxford University.