Yesterday we visited the camp of Norrent-Fontes in Northern France. Much smaller than the Dunkirk camp with a population of only 200-250, the residents were so humble and welcoming from the second we arrived. Everyone helped us unload the van into the camps small storage shelter, before helping us set up a makeshift football pitch and kicking off hours of football.
Thank you to Move For Humanity - Official who helped us load our van with nutritional aid, kitchen supplies and blankets! Despite the conditions, which were completely sub-human; the camp had such a beautiful sense of community, filled with nothing but humble and positive people.
Everyone was united on our makeshift playing field, different religions, races, cultures and genders. That's the beauty of football, it acts as a unifier and replaces different languages with a universal one.
A huge thank you to our friends Football Beyond Borders for coming out and helping us set up the pitch and run some matches. It was wonderful working with such a proactive, positive and passionate team. We look forward to seeing you all next Sunday at our co-hosted event Papers Festival Presents: London Beyond Borders Cup.
Check out their website and the amazing work they do supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their potential through Football: