The Erasmus+ project “Sport Welcomes Refugees” aims to improve participation of migrants and refugees in sporting activities, and to reach this final objective it produced a set of training materials and suggestions to act as tools to help sport clubs and organisations who want to implement work with refugees.
Among these instruments the SPIN network created an animated awareness video with useful tips and suggestions. The video is born from analysis of the results of focus groups research conducted in 8 partner countries on the challenges & difficulties that clubs have in their daily work with migrants and refugees.
The protagonist of the short video is a male-white-football coach, representing a kind of stereotype, called Ralph. Ralph wants to start to use sport to include people and tell other sports coaches of the obstacles he faced and solutions he adopted. The 5-minute video is divided into sort chapters, which makes it easier to use for awareness raising and as part of training.
The video has been developed and produced by Layla Mousa and Luca Lollobridgida, both from the Italian sport for all association UISP, and Des Tomlinson, Intercultural National Co-ordinator of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). The animation is by Doodlecom, a company based in Kilkenny, Ireland, which specializes in creating short attention grabbing scribe animation videos.