Bath City FC joins Football Welcomes


Bath City FC join Amnesty’s Football Welcomes campaign to welcome refugees to Twerton Park

Bath City FC is joining football clubs across the country this Saturday (2nd April 2022) to welcome refugees and people seeking asylum, as part of Amnesty International’s Football Welcomes campaign.

Now in its fifth year, Football Welcomes celebrates the contribution players from a refugee background make to the game and highlights the role football can play in bringing people together and creating more welcoming communities for all.

Football Welcomes comes this year during the biggest refugee crisis Europe has seen since the Second World War. Images and stories of people fleeing Ukraine have once again shown the plight of refugees, the trauma they face when fleeing conflict, and the need for countries and communities around the world to welcome them.

We are proud at Bath City FC to use football as a powerful force for good, bringing people together and a providing a sense of belonging. So are thrilled to nominate the match against Dulwich Hamlet as “Football Welcomes” to show there is more that unites us than divides us.

Bath City FC is one of many clubs from across the Premier League, English Football League, FA Women’s Super League, Championship and National League, Cymru North and South, and grassroots teams that have signed up to take part in Football Welcomes.

To mark the month, which is supported by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery,

Bath City FC is hosting local refugees at the match this weekend – including for the first time, several from the unaccompanied minor scheme. We know from their feedback that there is no better feeling than standing with hundreds of different members of your new community enjoying the thrill of watching a great match and cheering on your team together. We are excited to see this spirit of inclusivity and diversity in action at the match today on Saturday.

Throughout the year Bath City FC works with charities such as Bath Welcomes Refugees, supporting the transition into our local community by offering a refugee season ticket scheme, where we provide season tickets so that local refugee families have the opportunity to regularly come and enjoy the football at Twerton Park.