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The U19 Palestinian National Football Team to visit the UK

July 2, 2012

Friday, August 3. 2007

The U19 Palestinian National Football Team to visit the UK

From Tuesday 21st August, the Palestinian national under-19 football team will come to train and play football in the UK for three weeks.

The Palestinian Football Federation faces many problems in organising simple training sessions for the football team due to the numerous travel restrictions placed by Israel upon people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

In addition, there are no proper training facilities in the occupied territories and Palestinians face immense difficulties in obtaining visas to train and play elsewhere.

Palestinian athletes who have been directly affected by the conflict include Tariq al Quto who was killed by the Israeli Army, and striker Ziad al Khourd who was banned from travelling and had his house destroyed.

Friends of Al Aqsa will be hosting the team during their stay in London on 9-10th September. Activities organised include a tour of London and a public event where the team will have the opportunity to share their stories of life in Palestine. A trip to the FA Headquarters is also being arranged.

For further information, please contact us at info@aqsa.org.uk

GAMES

The team will play the following games. Please circulate these details widely and support the team by coming along to watch.

Sunday August 26

U19 -v- Cheshire County FA

Vauxhall Motors Stadium, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Kickoff: 11.00a.m.

FREE ENTRY

Thursday August 30

U19 -v- Chester City FC

Airbus Stadium, Broughton, Chester

Kickoff: 5.30p.m.

FREE ENTRY

Tuesday September 4

U19 -v- Tranmere Rovers FC

Raby Training Ground, Wirral

Kickoff: 3.00p.m.

FREE ENTRY

Saturday September 8

U19 -v- Blackburn Rovers FAC

Ewood Park Stadium

Kickoff: 3.00p.m.

Tickets available from Blackburn Rovers

Friends of Al Aqsa is a voluntary organisation concerned with the defence of
Al Aqsa Haram Sharif and the protection of Palestinian Human Rights.
http://www.aqsa.org.uk
Contact:
P.O. Box 5127, Leicester. LE2 0WU. England.
Tel 077 11 823 524
Fax ++ 44 [116] 253 7575

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