Club Doncaster Foundation’s Football Welcomes participant Abdelaziz has shared his story on the Goal Click website to mark Football Welcomes month.
Football Welcomes – a project set up by Amnesty International - provides a place for refugees and people seeking asylum to create community and play football. In 2019, Amnesty selected five football partners to deliver the programme which included Club Doncaster.
Abdelaziz – originally from Sudan – is now settled in Doncaster and works delivering for Amazon and describes football sessions at the Keepmoat Stadium as his “happy place”.
“Football is important to me because it releases me from all the stresses of life and work - as I work three jobs now,” he told Goal Click.
“Football is the biggest part of my life. Doncaster Rovers is a good team and important to the local community.
“It has now been long time without football. It’s so boring. I hope that we won’t be locked down again. I will be so happy when I play football at Keepmoat every week.”