Ireland, United Kingdom

Key achievement

Hosts of Soccerfest

Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI)

Network Member

Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) was founded in 1997 as a direct response to the growth of racist attacks from a small but vocal section of people in Ireland. This was a result of a dramatic increase in the number of foreign nationals living in Ireland. SARI’s mission is to support cultural integration and social inclusion in Ireland by using sport, particularly football, as a medium to combat racism, sectarianism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination. SARI organises regular football programmes, annual sporting events, school sports and educational programmes and cultural activities to tackle discrimination and to promote and support cultural integration as well as social inclusion.

Social Topics

Peace Building
Social Integration
Youth leadership


Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI)
Perry Ogden, Executive Chair

Latest From Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI)

"SARI has made me more mature as an athlete and a person. Through the Young Leader programme I was able to develop the first soccer team for young Muslim women. I did this because I wanted to give back."

Abdul Hajji
participant in SARI Young Leaders programme
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