Serbian refugees benefit from cricket kit donation
The Serbian Cricket Federation (SCF) have been implementing a project that aims to integrate migrants in to communities in Serbia through cricket, with training sessions and friendly matches for migrants being organised in the three largest asylum centres: Obrenovac, Krnjaca and Sombor.
Migrants and refugees, mainly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, benefited from working with coaches from the SCF during weekly training sessions during the summer, and the Lord’s Taverners have formed a partnership with the SCF with the aim of growing the project next year. One stated goal of the SCF is the incorporation of a number of migrants who have obtained a residential permit into Serbian cricket clubs.
A clothing and kit donation of some 422 items weighing in at 290kgs has been delivered to Serbia, where most of it will be distributed to 10 refugee camps, all over the country. The remainder will be given to local cricket clubs that promote cricket within the Roma population, the third largest ethnic group in Serbia, including the Roma-ran Bodrog CC.
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