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£3,043raised of £8,000 target by 91 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,043 to to bring the Diyar women's football team from Bethlehem for a UK football tour in June 2017.

    Liverpool, United Kingdom
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    In early June 2017 we are bringing the Diyar women's football team from Bethlehem to the UK.

    Diyar Bethlehem was founded by players at Bethlehem University in 2008. It is one of the West Bank's leading teams and many of their players are in the Palestine national women's team.

    Honey Thaljieh is co-founder of Diyar and first captain of the Palestinian women's football team. She explains: “Football is more than a game. It's about social inclusion, identity and pride for ones country. It's about putting Palestine on the world map” Her advice to other women players is “Believe in your talent and be determined—with support you can achieve”.

    In 2014, two women's football teams, Easton Cowgirls from Bristol and Republica Internationale from Leeds, toured the West Bank area of Palestine to play against Diyar and other women's teams.

    They saw what life was like in towns and villages under Israel's military occupation. In particular they found out some of the issues facing women wanting to play football in Palestine.

    On their return they made a film Balls Barriers and Bulldozers about their experience. It showed how joyful but also how challenging, thought-provoking and at times sad their experience was.

    Now we are raising the funds to bring Diyar Bethlehem on tour in the UK.

    Please support us by donating as much as you can.

    Thank you



    • Helen Dickson

      Helen Dickson

      11 days ago

      Helen Dickson

      Thank you all for your generous support. After a very successful tour, the team are now safely back home in Bethlehem. They had a wonderful tour with many memorable matches. Winning strong win with an Everton womens team was one of the highlights here. They helped us all to understand better what life and womens football under occupation is like. Thanks to Diyar and to all of you who helped make this happen. A film of the tour will be available soon.

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    • Helen Dickson

      Helen Dickson

      18 days ago

      Helen Dickson

      The team have arrived safely. They played a tournament in Bristol on Saturday and came 2nd in the final. They arrived in Liverpool this evening and play Mossley Hill Ladies tomorrow evening and Everton ladies on Thursday. Phone 07514765643 for furthet details. Thank you all for your wonderful support in making this happen.

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    • Helen Dickson

      Helen Dickson

      23 days ago

      Helen Dickson

      The team are arriving on Friday and play their first fixture against the Bristol Eastern Cowgirls on Saturday 3rd June. Thank you all for continuing to make this exciting and important tour possible.

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    • Helen Dickson

      Helen Dickson

      a month ago

      Helen Dickson

      All the team now have flights booked. They will be arriving in the UK 2nd June and touring-Bristol, Bath, Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and London.Thanks for making this exciting tour possible.

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    • rosie ellis

      rosie ellis

      Jun 10, 2017


    • Simon Horlock

      Simon Horlock

      Jun 9, 2017


    • Kat Armstrong

      Kat Armstrong

      Jun 8, 2017


    • Jill


      Jun 8, 2017

      Donations from those attending DIYAR and Everton In the Community team 5 aside game today. Better weather and a lively game.


    • Anonymous


      Jun 7, 2017

    • Stephen Murray

      Stephen Murray

      Jun 7, 2017

      I saw the women in Bristol on Saturday. They were very skilful. Brilliant project. Thanks for organising this.


    • Katy Parry

      Katy Parry

      Jun 6, 2017


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    Helen Dickson

    Helen Dickson

    Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Member of Liverpool Friends of Diyar.

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