SPORT4REFUGEES is an international initiative launched at the RESPONSIBALL Forum in 2018 to supports sports clubs and associations in their efforts to welcome people with a migration background and to integrate them into sports. The programme offers a wide range of learning materials, practical guidance, good practice examples, club coaching, and direct support of players with special attention to attract female players.

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Sport4Refugees brings people, who are in need and have fled to Switzerland through hostile circumstances, together with Swiss clubs.

Why should a club get involved with Sport4Refugees?

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I have fled to Switzerland. I am looking for a club.

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The project «Sport4Refugees» is close to my heart. Therefore, I support the project and sign the Call to Action!

Call to Action

Partner organisations

The ASVZ provides refugees with easier access to sport and exercise. They come into contact with the people and culture of Switzerland in an informal atmosphere and can experience carefree moments through sport.
Logo Handball Schweiz

The SHV supports the "sport4refugees" project. Handball clubs are thus given the opportunity to easily integrate people who have fled to Switzerland into the handball community.

Logo Kids Triathlon by Nicola Spirig
After her Olympic victory in 2012, Nicola decided to use her Olympic gold medal to inspire and excite children about sports. She founded the "Nicola Spirig Kids Cup", a children's triathlon series consisting of several events in Switzerland. The triathlons are open to all 5 to 13 year olds, are designed to be fun and exciting, and are intended to motivate children to lead an active lifestyle.
Logo Rotary Bern

The Rotary Club of Bern uses its network to find a nearby club for people who have fled to Switzerland that matches their interests.

Logo Swiss Ice Hockey
Swiss Ice Hockey is standing behind Sport4Refugees. In a letter to all its clubs the federation presented the project and made them aware of the opportunity to register if a club is open to welcoming refugees interested in playing hockey.
Logo Swiss Squash

Swiss Squash provides refugees and asylum seekers - regardless of their origin - with contacts for playing and training opportunities. Often these contacts help the refugees and asylum seekers for other life situations.

Logo Swiss Volley
The Swiss volleyball federation started its own offering for Ukrainian refugees last year. Sport4Refugees is joining this initiative and is connecting registered refugees with participating clubs.

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