Heritage is a person’s unique, inherited sense of family identity: the values, traditions, culture, and artifacts handed down by previous generations. We absorb a sense of our heritage throughout our lives as we observe and experience the things that make our family unique
Diaspora refers to a population that shares a common heritage who are scattered in different parts of the world
There is no greater honour, none, as a sportsperson than representing your country,” said Ian Wright, who won 33 caps for England.
The Diaspora Youth Project will celebrate London’s rich multi-cultural communities and bring them together under the umbrella of football. We will give young people a since of pride whilst educating them on their own family origins, it’s an opportunity for us to use football to promote a sense of belong underpinned by British values. London is continually recognised as one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse cities. With a population of over 8 million, London boasts over 300 languages and is home to more than 270 nationalities.
We are proposing a monthly fixtures programme over 6/8 months of the year. The aim of the project is to not interfere with mainstream grassroots football, but an opportunity to compliment and continue to bridge the gap between grassroots and professional youth football structures.