Asylum seekers from Center Auderød won a big football tournament last week in Copenhagen
There was a magnificent football tournament organised by the volunteer organisation ‘OMBOLD‘ at the town hall square, Rådhuspladsen in Copenhagen. And it was won by a team from asylum center Auderød.
“We are so excited and feel proud and confident about this sport event. We have been preparing for this tournament for three weeks and now it’s show time”, said Isse from Somalia, Captain of the football team from asylum center Auderød, before the tournament’s start.
“I see this tournament as a good social platform that provides an opportunity for asylum seekers to play and interact with other Danish teams “ he said.
The tournament took place last wednesday, and was specifically held for socially exposed people. Around 30 teams from various institutions (treatment and rehabilitation centers for alcoholics and drug addicts, asylum centers, centers for homeless people etc.), participated in the tournament.
Apart from the team from Auderød, the asylum seekers were also represented with another strong team from asylum center Sigerslev.
Both teams played well but Auderød came out as the better team this time.
But the tournament had not been in vain for the Sigerslev team, their coach,Torben, said:
”We did not win, but it is not about winning. It is about participating and to exist as social beings.“
Read more at: www.ombold.dk (in Danish)