Kuala Lumpur – The Rohingya Football Club, an initiative of the community of Rohingya refugees currently living in Malaysia, will be receiving new team outfits from international donors at an event on 23rd Feb 2017 (3:00 pm) at Kompleks Belia Dan Sukan, Kampung Pandan, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
The uniforms have been supplied by the Australian NGO, The Kick Project, with financial support from the Australian High Commission in Malaysia.
This is part of a program to assist the club to establish and develop as a peaceful and productive outlet for Rohingya youth and children, as a means of community development and as a form of outreach to other communities.
A team bus, a clubhouse and home ground fees will also form part of the overall support program for the Rohingya Football Club.
On the day, the kit will be handed out to team members by The Kick Project founder, James Rose, and by a representative from the Australian High Commission (The High Commissioner H.E. Rod Smith, is hoped to be in attendance, but this is not yet confirmed).
This will be followed by a friendly game against a local team at 4:00 pm.
This is a good news story about how the Rohingya community is attempting to rise above their adversity and to find creative and sustainable solutions to help solve some of their many problems.
This event will present great visuals and access will be available to players and club members (many speak good English) as well as the club’s stakeholders, community members and invited dignitaries.
According to RFC Chairman Mohammad Noor, the event is open for all. “I would like to invite all the community members, media, soccer fans, and those concerned by the plight of Rohingya” said Noor.