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Release Date: 02/10/2012

THE Irish FA’s EU Peace III supported Football for All Project has been invited to present at the first ever Corporate Social Responsibility workshop as part of UEFA’s KISS programme (Knowledge & Information Sharing Scenario).

Representing the Irish Football Association’s Community Relations department, Irish FA Fundraising Manager Jenny Penrose will present the Irish FA’s Football for All story to 53 National Associations, and will highlight Belfast Street League as a noteworthy case study of how football can support marginalised groups. Irish FA Chief Executive Patrick Nelson will also be attending.


The workshop will take place on 4 – 5 October in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Irish FA Chief Executive Patrick Nelson said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to share our Football For All learning around social responsibility and good relations, and to meet with other Associations who deliver work in this field. We are grateful to UEFA for inviting us to be a part of the workshop.” 


Irish FA Fundraising Manager Jenny Penrose said: “It is a real honour for Football For All to be selected by UEFA as a model of good practice for their first ever Corporate Social Responsibility workshop.”


Michael Boyd, Irish FA Head of Community Relations added: “I would like to thank the EU Peace III European Regional Development Fund, The Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, Pobal, Comic Relief, the Department of Social Development and UEFA for their ongoing support of the Irish FA’s Football For All programme. Indeed none of this recognition would be possible without the ongoing kind support of our community partners, fans, volunteers and clubs.”

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