Exhibition celebrates Football diversity at World Cup12 June 2006

An exhibition celebrating the diversity of football will be launched at the World Cup on Wednesday 14 June 2006 in Berlin.

Ball Work, Scenes from Football and migration has been developed by German FARE partner Flutlicht and will be on display at the Museen Dahlem (Lansstr.8) for the duration of the World Cup up until the 27th August as part of FARE´s World Cup activities.

The exhibition ventures through areas where football and migration share common ground. It shows professional footballers as 'global nomads' and football as a field for integration, highlighting what football is capable of achieving.

Among the patrons are Women´s World Cup winner Navina Omilade of Turbine Potsdam and former Bundesliga players Anthony Baffoe and Soleyman Sane.

Gerd Dembowski, from German FARE partners Flutlicht said, “The exhibition explores and celebrates one of the most important elements of any sport – it´s ability to bring people together and break down cultural barriers. Ball Work also illustrates how football is a place for intergration and looks at issues where problems and prejudice in the game lead to exclusion.”

FARE’s World Cup activities will be summarised at the launch of the Ball Work. Scenes from Football and Migration exhibition at 11am Tuesday 13th June at Museen Dahlem, Lansstr.8, Berlin

For futher information on the Ball work exhibition see the english section on the Flutlicht website.