People have always moved in search of safety, opportunity, adventure and more. Whether it’s the new teacher at a local school, a neighbour, or the owner of the most successful business in town, migrants shape our societies. If you’re a sports fan, chances are that your favourite team is made up of migrants; but when the athletes are on the pitch, track or court, their background almost doesn’t matter. Winning is everything.
Hard work and passion are boundless, and the results are evident in every discipline — from the top flight to the community leagues. Moreover, sport can be a powerful tool for facilitating integration and building links within communities, amongst players and their most devoted fans. On this page, i am a migrant will be highlighting positive stories of sport, migration and integration as part of the Together Through Sport campaign. Follow us on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) for updates about this and our World Cup showcase: Home Away From Home. Get involved using our hashtag #Togetherthroughsport and contact us to share stories of your own sporting initiatives or have your profile posted on the site.
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