HIVsport S’porting Lives to raise awareness of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic
Marking World Aids Day 2010 on 1 December, HIVsport welcomes the United Nations Workers Football team to the UK.The Staff Union of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has created a social campaign group called S’porting Lives.
The Group's first campaign, UK Football Tour 2010, coincides with World Aids Day on 1 December and focuses on eradicating the stigma for people living with HIV/AIDS and playing sports. To highlight this, a series of 4 football matches has been organized in the UK and one game on World Aids Day in South Africa.
The UN Workers football squad will play against the following teams in the UK:
27 November: Oxford University Association Football Club
28 November: Cambridge University Association Football Club
29 November: Trade Union Congress Team
30 November: UK Parliament Football Club
1 December: Treatment Action Campaign vs Local Team (South Africa)
S’porting Lives partners are HIVsport, Educational Sports Forum and Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) from Cape Town, South Africa. The Union also has the support of world players body FIFPro and the Professional Footballers Association (PFA).
HIVsport is delighted to be involved with the UN Workers Football Team tour this year and would like to thank everyone involved for their commitment to raising awareness of HIV leading up to World AIDS Day.
For more information, visit www.hivsport.org/index.php