How football can transform the lives of asylum seekers
Published 01 November 2019 By: Cameron Boyle
Football is a universal language. It transcends even the most deep-rooted of differences, allowing all who speak its tongue to find common ground and a shared identity. Such qualities are of huge relevance to asylum seekers; atomised, marginalised and alone in an unfamiliar country. Football is a way of remedying this. It is an outlet, a means of connection to others, and a way for meaning to be found in an often-distressing existence.
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Cameron Boyle is a political correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors thathelp undocumented migrants in the UK to regulate their status.