Workouts for teenagers every Monday

We play football against racism against sexism and homophobia to integrate migrants to include refugees to support women to tackle discrimination to promote fair play to break down stereotypes to learn from each other

Help refugees!

We want to reach more people from remote areas. We will organize new workouts, buy equipment and provide transport.

Inclusion

Football is for everyone. It is not about your skills but about your passion. That’s why our activities are free. All rosters are mixed – there are no national teams, men and women play together.

Our community

We are football lovers of different origins, ages, genders and social statuses who live in Warsaw, Poland. And we want to change the world through sport. We organize regular league, workouts and charity tournaments.

games per year

almost 20 years!

players a year

nations

In 2005 we invited African and Chechen refugees for a kickabout. In the following years new groups joined us, including Vietnamese, Jews but also amateur girl players and Legia Warszawa fans. Due to the great interest, in 2010 we launched a permanent league. Thus, a modest idea for a one-off tournament turned into a large cross-cultural sports initiative, one of the most recognizable in Eastern Europe.

UEFA Grassroots Award winner for Best Project 2020

Fair play

Participation is the key. Together we decide on the rules for each season. Our scoring system rewards respect and off-pitch cultural activities.

Beyond the game

We promote our vision of sport at schools and football clubs through workshops, toolkits and international projects.

Why sport?

It is one of the most underrated tools of social change. Sport plays an important cultural role and gives you a sense of belonging. A shared passion and universal principles are naturally linked to education. We use football to break stereotypes and find a common language between dispersed groups, especially those not participating in other forms of integration due to linguistic, psychological or financial barriers.

Why is it so important?

Too many disriminatory incidents can be seen on school pitches, local clubs and large stadiums. Some threw bananas at Dani Alves, others mocked up Samuel Eto’o and Vinicious Jr. Jews, Roma, LGBTQ+ and other groups are offended. Women are still not equally treated as male footballers. The industry doesn’t care about human rights and the climate. These are our problems because this is our sport and it depends on us.

What can we do?

Dani Alves ate the banana, Samuel Eto’o left the pitch. In Mexico, Maribel Domínguez fought to join men’s club. Predrag Pašić left Germany at the peak of his career to train children in besieged Sarajevo. Carlos Caszely opposed the Chilean dictatorship despite the torture. Sócrates took up democratic standards in his club. Didier Drogba used his position to lead peace in the war-torn Ivory Coast. In Poland, we created Etnoliga.

Poland

Slovakia

Czech Republic

Germany

Latvia

Sweden

Scotland

England

France

Ireland

Spain

Portugal

Italy

Romania

Ukraina

Chechnya

Russia

Greece

Bulgaria

Belarus

Hungary

Serbia

The Netherlands

Denmark

Switzerland

Moldavia

Albania

Estonia

Algeria

Nigeria

Morocco

Togo

Ghana

Sierra Leone

Central African Republic

Sudan

Egypt

Libya

Democratic Rebublic of the Congo

Lebanon

Argentina

Brazil

Peru

Chile

Austria

Colombia

Venezuela

Honduras

USA

Canada

Mexico

Turkey

Georgia

Armenia

Afghanistan

Pakistan

Iran

Iraq

Izrael

Kazachstan

Yemen

Oman

Saudi Arabia

Kyrgistan

Dagestan

Ingushetia

Turkmenistan

Congo

Bolivia

China

Vietnam

Senegal

Gambia

Mongolia

Tajikistan

Cameroon

Haiti

Paraguay

Guinea

New Zealand

Australia

Japan

Mali

Kenya

Angola

Uruguay

India

Indonesia

Palestine

Lituania

Slovenia

Macedonia

Madagascar

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Azerbaijan

Papua New Guinea

Nepal

Bangladesh

Uzbekistan

Syria

Malaysia

Ecuador

United Arab Emirates

Hong Kong

Taiwan

South Korea

Tanzania

Republic of South Africa

Tunisia

Finland

Zimbabwe

Cuba

Ivory Cost

Mauritius

Namibia

Belgium

Montenegro

Croatia

Rwanda

Mozambique

Ethiopia

Guatemala

Eritrea

Somalia

Uganda

Zambia

Our donors and partners

The project is implemented in partnership with UNHCR and the Polish Migration Forum Foundation.
‘Aktywny Warszawiak’ project run by the Foundation for Freedom is co-financed by the capital city of Warsaw.