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May named Football Welcomes ambassador

4 November 2019

Striker Alfie May has been named Club Doncaster Foundation's Football Welcomes Ambassador.

Football Welcomes is a joint project between Club Doncaster Foundation and Amnesty UK which aims to use the power of football to create welcoming communities for people seeking asylum.

The project is expanding and improving every day but is centred around football sessions for people seeking asylum – the sessions have launched a football team called DCC United.

May has committed to supporting the project by joining DCC United at training sessions and – after hearing that the team were struggling for basic items such as socks – has sourced football socks from the Rovers' training ground.

Many of DCC United play each week without any socks let alone football socks, so this gesture meant a lot to the team. May also gave out goalkeeper gloves, donated by Ian Lawlor, and match tickets, donated by the Foundation.

May said: “Football Welcomes is a really important project and I’m proud to be the ambassador for it.

“The club and the Foundation have put in a lot of work of the past 18 months to help ensure that people seeking asylum in Doncaster feel welcome at the football club and in the town. I’m really looking forward to getting involved throughout the season.” 

To learn more about the Football Welcomes project, and Alfie May’s ambassador role, visit the Club Doncaster Foundation website.  Video footage from May’s visit to the session can be seen on YouTube.

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