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FURD's Euro 2012 adventure going well

Teams of FURD workers are now in Ukraine and Poland at the invitation of UEFA, taking part in the 'Respect Diversity - Football Unites' programme of activities working to ensure a safe and friendly experience for fans from all countries.

FURD is running a series of Streetkick events for fans to play football, meet and have fun together in some of the host cities. Reports so far are all good. The first Streetkick at the fanzone in Kiev took place yesterday. FURD's Mehrun Ahmed said,

"It was a really friendly atmosphere, we had Russian, Ukrainian and Swedish fans playing with each other as well as with volunteers from FURD and EEDI (East European Development Institute). There's a really positive vibe here, and no trouble so far".

FURD's Poland team met Dutch legend Ruud Gullit when he attended the official opening of the Streetkick game at the Warsaw fanzone. Read the story at the UEFA site via the link below.

Click on the Facebook link below to see a gallery of photos of the Streetkick event in Kiev. Click on the Football Unites link below to read all about the 'Respect Diversity - Football Unites' programme at the Euros. Updates and photos are being tweeted from Poland and Ukraine and can be seen at the Twitter link below.


Kiev June 2012 (Click for full size pop-up)
Sandro and Akash from FURD making friends in Kiev
Ruud Gullit and Streetkick in Warsaw (Click for full size pop-up)
Ruud Gullit on the Streetkick pitch in Warsaw. Photo by Adam Adamus

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