SARI (Sport Against Racism Ireland) is a social enterprise, not for profit NGO that “supports cultural integration, social inclusion and cohesion in the Irish Republic, Northern Ireland and abroad by using sport as a medium to combat racism, sectarianism, xenophobia, homophobia and all other forms of discrimination in a Human Rights framework”. Its projects use the medium of sport for cultural integration and social inclusion of young people of migrant backgrounds. The project Soccernites is a free-of-charge youth football and education development programme including twice weekly training and coaching for boys and girls aged 14-18. Hijabs and Hat-tricks started in early 2014 to give young Muslim women and girls the opportunity to play football. Diverse City FC is another project open to all girls and young women aged 15+. The Football Training programmes include the Football for Employability Programme and the President’s Gaisce Award participation.
The main goal is to promote the human development of boys and girls from migrant backgrounds, through educational programmes in a human rights framework.
The projects are funded by the UEFA Foundation for Children and were once funded by Beyond Sport, Sony Mobile Young Leader programme.