‘It’s an opportunity for a new life’ - Refugee Council
June 27, 2014

‘It’s an opportunity for a new life’

The Refugee Cricket Project was set up by the Refugee Council and Cricket for Change to offer advice, support and a sporting outlet for young asylum seekers who arrived in the UK alone as children.

During Refugee Week 2014, the team took part in a prestigious match against the House of Lords and Commons team.

Parliamentary team Captain Tom Brake MP was impressed with the level of competition, saying: “The Refugee Cricket Project is a fantastic initiative that does great work integrating young refugees and asylum seekers into British life and lets them have great fun doing it.

“It is clear the hardships they’ve been through have affected them in ways I’m sure not many people could even begin to understand. However, it’s an opportunity for a new life…they’re clearly willing to work hard for it.”

The young cricketers are now preparing for their summer tour.