• Blurring the boundaries of identity: Activities Day May 2019

    Jack Sugden writes: On the day that the UK went to the polls in the European elections, the Action for Refuges network (AFR), in partnership with West Lancs CVS, hosted an activities day to welcome old and new refugees resettled in the surrounding areas. A set of friendly football matches were played on the 11-a-side…

  • Get involved: sport on campus activities 23rd May

    On 23rd of May Edge Hill’s Action for Refugees network is running some welcome activities for those resettled in the local area. We will be running a friendly football competition with circus skills activities alongside.

  • Imagining community through sport at Edge Hill University

    Dr Jack Sugden In 1983 Benedict Anderson wrote ‘Imagined Communities’, a book that pointed out, among other things, that the communities, towns, cities and especially nations in which we live are not actually real. Although they might feel real to us, part of our lives, our identities, have you ever actually seen an England? Touched…

  • The Wanderers Wanderers – AfR@football

    On a warm July evening the Wanderers Wanderers took to the field in the annual staff football tournament in memory of Tom Bell. The organisers were kind enough to welcome players from the local refugee community to take part in the tournament for a second year. An intended outcome for the Action for refugee group…

  • 5-a-side @EHU

    The lads enjoyed a good five-a-side evening at Edge Hill last Monday. Teams are made up of local refugees and EHU staff and students. This is a fortnightly session, 5-6pm organised by Dr Jack Sugden, Lecturer in Sports Business & Management in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Sport & Physical Activity as part of the Action for Refugees…