Faroe Islands celebrates #TotalAccess for the first time

 

Total Football #TotalAccess ceremony in Faroe Islands

The CAFE Week of Action 2019 is well underway, with activities taking place across Europe ane beyond. This includes in the Faroe Islands, where the CAFE Week of Action is being celebrated for the first time.

 

Since 2013, the CAFE Week of Action has been celebrated by stakeholders across the game. The message of Total Football #TotalAccess has spread far and wide, with a record 25 countries taking part last season.

 

Each year, the winners of the previous season's league and cup face each other in the Charity Shield. Ahead of this season's Charity Shield between HB Tórshavn and B36 Tórshavn - two of the Faroe Islands' biggest and most successful clubs - players from both sides were joined by local disabled athletes to enter the field of play.

 

The two teams, match officials and disabled athletes then came together for a photograph with a CAFE Week of Action banner.

 

The Fótbóltssamband Føroya (Faroe Islands Football Association - FSF) also published a statement of support for the initiative on their website here.

 

The FSF and Parasport Føroyar signed a partnership agreement in January 2019, committing to work together to promote access and inclusion across the Faroe Islands.

 

The activities in Tórshavn have received a strong level of exposure, with many major news websites in the Faroe Islands covering the story.

 

CAFE will continue to work with the FSF and other stakeholders in the Faroe Islands, and will be presenting at a workshop to be held there in April.

 

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone in the Faroe Islands joining us to celebrate Total Football #TotalAccess!

 

For more information about the CAFE Week of Action, and for ideas on how you can get involved, please download the CAFE Week of Action 2019 information pack here (available in 6 languages).

 

Read more:

Parasport Føroyar - parasport.fo/oll-hava-atgongd/

VP.fo - http://www.vp.fo/news-detail/news/news/detail/oell-hava-atgongd/

Portal.fo - https://portal.fo/roysni-14182/oll-hava-atgongd.grein

in.fo - http://www.in.fo/itrottur/sport-detail/paraspaelarar-fylgja-hb-og-b36/