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Football clubs can do more than they realize in the field of history and heritage

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Abdelhak ‘Appie’ Nouri, 2017 (Photo: AFC Ajax).
Nouri is a young local talent who was making his way to the top level when tragedy befell him. He suffered severe brain damage.

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Conifa World Cup 2018, Padania v Székely Land, Bedfont Sports Centre, London/England (Photo: Angry Young Man, Flickr).
Darko Pančev Second from the left celebrates the victory when winning the Champions league in 1991.
The Reinwardt Academy hosted partners in Football Makes History to look ahead and think how football can contribute to society with novel approaches to heritage.

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What I know most surely in the long run about morality and obligations, I owe to football

Albert Camus, 1957.

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Football Makes History gathers life stories of unique individuals that help us connect the history of football to diversity and inclusion.

Raoul Diagne in November 1938 (Photo: Le Miroir des sports, 22 novembre 1938).

Raoul Diagne

The first player of African origin to play for France

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Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Sociedad carrying the Ikurinna, the Basque flag.
Helping students define nationalism by looking at photos of football matches and reflecting on the main expressions of it in the stadiums.
The US National Team lifts the world cup in 2019 (Photo: AppaIoosa on Flickr).
How is the gender pay gap reflected in women’s football and what can be done to change it? How do we help students reflect on this?
Soldiers in Congo in uniform, approx 1910-1925 (Source: Collectie Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen).
How did football evolve over time in both the Congo and Belgium? How has football (environments) been used beyond playing a sport? This is a learning activity to help students explore these topics.
Lucy Bronze chasing the ball (Photo: Dominique Mallen, WikiCommons).
Through examples from football, we can encourage students to think out of the box on complex issues such as equality and inclusion, and ask thought-provoking questions.

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Toolkit

Toolkit for using historical and cultural heritage dimensions of football to enhance social inclusion and promote diversity in non-formal setting.

Football in Cultural Heritage

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Stories that move

Stephanie Frappart, in charge of Germany versus Iceland, 2017 (Photo: Sven Mandel, Wikimedia Commons).
Stephanie Frappart was chosen to referee the UEFA Super Cup final in Istanbul, between Liverpool and Chelsea. Her story is one of equality, diversity and breaking the mould.
Soccer players (Photo: Public Domain Archive / Pixabay)

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