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No Barriers at Home

The Greater London Authority, the Football Association of Ireland and the Mayor of London present No Barriers at Home, a fun interactive project that brings people together, even when we can’t be together! Join in with the #NoBarriersChallenge packs:

  • Watch the video to learn about an inspirational footballer who has tackled barriers to keep playing, fun facts about cities in Europe, and what this session’s #NoBarriersChallenge is.
  • Read about them and where they’re from on your Champion Card and Host City Worksheet – click the icons below to see that Champion’s page, then download them or scroll down to view them on the site.
  • Fill in the activities and upload your work for a chance to be featured on our site! You can upload your work using the button below.

They are also available as gaeilge! 

Tyrone Mings

Tyrone Mings

England centre back, Tyrone, was subject to racist abuse from fans in Bulgaria during a Euro 2020 qualifier match

Stephanie Roche

Stephanie Roche

After new rules excluded her from her mixed gender team, Stephanie has gone on to become an incredible professional footballer, smashing glass ceilings for girls in sport

Robert Schlienz

Robert Schlienz

Whilst top scorer in the league, Robert lost his arm in a car accident. He still went on to captain his team to two champion wins

The Alternative Education Club

The Alternative Education Club

The AEC provide safe spaces for Roma children to take part in football and other activities, and challenge the discrimination they face

Nadia Nadim

Nadia Nadim

After being forced to flee her home, Nadia first began playing football in a refugee camp. Now she is a professional footballer and training in medicine.

Humphrey Mijnals

Humphrey Mijnals

Humphrey won four national titles for his home country of Suriname before becoming the first black football to play for The Netherlands.

Nadya Karpova

Nadya Karpova

Considered the top professional footballer in the world, Nadya is challenging gender stereotypes and interviewers who care more about her life off the pitch than her skills on it