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It shouldn't matter where you come from

The BALL was launched over four years ago by two pioneers in the Sunnanå SK, just the name stands for the four pillars: safety, encouragement, self-esteem and self-confidence.

the aim of this Project is to reach out to the young girls and the age span is wide, the youngest is seven years old and goes all the way up to a 30-year-olds.

"We have been primarily focused toward girls, as they are found in sports and clubs," says Linnea Nilsson-Waara, trainer and project coordinator in a WAD.
”the Relationship with sport is different”
This was a neighbourhood for Sunnanå was missing for an active sports club and a BALL, has proven to be a great success. In particular, with regard to reaching out to young people with different types of ethnic backgrounds.

In Sweden, we are very föreningsstarka, and many in the sports world right from the childhood, but their relationship to the sport will look very different depending on where you are coming from, " says Linnea Nilsson-Waara.

in Football, it is the principal place of business, but they also let the girls come up with suggestions on what activities they would like to try it on. Thanks to a grant from the Swedish inheritance fund commission has been able to support the girls in several ways in order to get the most out of the business.

" We have, for example, låneskor, there has been a number of times, and feel that you would like to continue to do so, we try to help you out with a little klädpaket. Then, we have to have bananas to hand out after each and every workout. There will be a part of our business and the sport. There are a lot of community around it all to make you feel welcome.
Would like to train the new leaders of the
in Addition to working with Linnea Nilsson-Waara, call the outreach activities in which the people in the school that the pepper children and young people to move on to the föreningsaktiviteter.

" You are not allowed to give it up. We can't expect them to come to us, and we need to reach out to them and tell them what we have and we are. To welcome them, and to show that this is a safe place to be in. You can probably play quite a big role to play.

" in inclusion, I would say that you can see that all of them should have the ability to be able to participate in it. It shouldn't matter what you have on the socio-economic circumstances, where do they come from, or what background knowledge you have.

for Nearly twenty-five girls under the age of about 17 to 25 years old, has been THE-grundledarutbildning. One of them, a 23-year-old Feruz, has gone among these is (C) by the Swedish Football association and is now a leader in a WAD.

" I come from Eritrea and did not have the opportunity to practice football there. Therefore, it was lots of fun to play with a BALL. Then opened the leaders of the asa and Information for me that I would be able to get some of our younger groups of up to 12 years of age. There was a lot of fun, and so I've just continued to rise, " says Feruz.

”She's a really important resource,”

"She is a hugely important resource for the girls," added Linnea Nilsson-Waara.

Feruz has always had a strong passion for football and have followed the team like Chelsea and Real Madrid, " she says. And she was glad that it was just the game, which helped her to get out in the community in Sweden.

" It's helped me to speak in English and understand how it is to live in Sweden. In the beginning, was I a little bit, and didn't have the courage to say what I think, but since then, there have been a lot better.

Linnea Nilsson-Waara hope that their work will be an inspiration to others.

" If there is anyone who feels that they need help in terms of support and inclusion in their activities, they are very welcome to contact us.

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