Srebrenica Memorial Football Tournament – Keighley

Young people from the Keighley area will be taking part in the 8-3-6-2 Srebrenica Memorial Tournament on Friday 15 July 2016 between 5pm and 8pm. 

ThisSrebenicia football tournament is part of the national memorial which takes place around the country to mark the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica, and encourages pupils to learn lessons from the genocide, with the figure 8372 representing the number of individuals who lost their lives during the atrocity at Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia-Herzegovina in July 1995.

One winning team will have the opportunity to meet Premier League footballer Asmir Begović. The Chelsea goalkeeper, who was himself forced to leave Bosnia as a child during the 1992-1995 conflict.

The event has been organised by Keighley Youth Service, in partnership with the Diversity and Cohesion Department.

If you want further information or you are a young person interested in participating in this event, please contact Talish Butt or Sultan Latif at Keighley Young People’s Centre, Parkwood Street, Keighley, telephone 01535 618191.

 

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