Hamburg-St. Pauli’s Tournament to unite anti-racist supporters10 May 2005

After last year’s hugely successful anti-racist football tournament, the Fanladen St. Pauli will again organise a repeat performance for 2005. For this tournament, fan clubs from 15 European countries have been invited to compete, extending the close anti-racist network between football supporters. It is hoped the event will give each group the power for the fight against oppression and discrimination up to the World Cup in 2006.

Fanladen St. Pauli underlines that this is a special invitation-only football tournament and that there will again be no referees. It is a friendly rather than competitive tournament, the purpose of which is to extend a bigger network of antiracist football supporters in Europe. All levels of Football ability are welcomed, with the emphasis on just having fun, a laugh, a kick about and to talk and get to know people.

The organisers are pleased that so many teams from different parts of Europe (and also Israel) will find their way to this tournament:
”Commercialism, the exclusion of youth and supporter culture, opposing police and stewarding oppression and the rise of racism and discrimination in state, society and stadiums; are the topics that we will work with. United we are strong and can keep on fighting against these developments.”

”We are looking forward to a nice and fair tournament. Football Fans United against Racism and Discrimination!”

Programme:

Friday, 13th of May 2005:

  • First Teams will arrive at the practise ground 7.30pm;
  • Visit of the 3rd league game of FC St. Pauli against Eintracht Braunschweig in the Millerntor Stadium.

Saturday, May 14th 2005:

  • From 10am Start of Footballl tournament (group stage);
  • from 10am Information stalls and boards of Teams;
  • 3pm Presentation of the different Groups/supporter clubs/Clubs and group picture on the pitch;
  • 4pm Reading “Punkrock, football and I” from Sauer (Göttingen);
  • 6pm “The dress code of the Neo-Nazis in Europe”, lecture by the anti-fascist education center in Berlin in the clubhouse;
  • 8pm Lecture of an anti-fascist activist and witness of the times about the anti-fascist activities and life in the Nazi time 33-45 in Hamburg (german with english translation);
  • from 9.30pm Players night in the clubhouse at the football tournament with DJ.

Sunday, May 15th 2005:

  • From 10am Start of the second day (final games);
  • 1pm Lecture about “Women and Football³ by Antje from Offenbach (in english and german);
  • 3pm “Nationalism and Football” by two activists of BAFF (alliance of active football supporters);
  • 5pm Final and presentation ceremony of all teams;
  • from 8pm concert with 3 Bands and DJ afterwards in the formerly squattered social center “Rote Flora” in the district St. Pauli

Monday, May 16th 2005:
For all groups who are still in Hamburg: Political boat trip or sightseeing through Hamburg and a visit to the concentration camp “Neuengamme” is possible. Farewell night in the local Pubs.

List of Teams of the 2nd antiracist Invitation Tournament, May 2005

Women’s-Teams:
Easton Cowgirls / Bristol, Republicca Internationale Women / Leeds, Roter Stern Leipzig Frauenteam, Dornbach Sox Women / Vienna, FC St. Pauli Frauenteam, FC St. Pauli Girlsteam, Herri Norte Taldea Femenino / Athletic Bilbao

Mixed or Male-Teams:
Aarhus GF/Aalborg BK- Sextett, Copenhagen Antifacists / Bröndby & FC Copenhagen, Cercle d´Amis / SV Werder Bremen, Erwin Fanzine / Kickers Offenbach, Supporters Crew Göttingen 05, Filmstadt Inferno 99 / SV Babelsberg 03, Roter Stern Leipzig Funteam, Lila Laune Fanzine / Tennis Borussia Berlin, Lost Boyz Flingern / Fortuna Düsseldorf, Azzuro / Fortuna Düsseldorf, EFC Schwarze Geier / Eintracht Frankfurt, Fanclub-Sprecherrat / FC St. Pauli, Fanladen St. Pauli / FC St. Pauli, Übersteiger Fanzine / FC St. Pauli, Ultrà Sankt Pauli / FC St. Pauli, Republicca Internationale Men / Leeds, Birmingham Boys in Brown / Aston Villa & Birmingham City against Racism, Easton Cowboys / Bristol, Red Workers / Hapoel Tel Aviv, Antifascisti Bergamo / Atalanta Bergamo, De Rat Fanzine / NAC Breda, Stabaek Support / Stabaek IF, Klanen / Valerenga Oslo, Wild Boys / FC Wacker Innsbruck, SpVgg FreundInnen der Friedhofstribüne/Döblinger Kojoten / Wiener SC & Vienna, Garngad Millburn CSC / Celtic FC, Irish Celtic Supporters Association / Celtic Supporters against Racism, Martin Savage CSC Dublin / Celtic FC, Brigadas Amarillas / Cadiz FC, Herri Norte Taldea / Athletic Bilbao, Bohemians Banditos / Bohemians Praha, Bohemians Banditos & Skinheads St. Pauli / Bohemians Praha & FC St. Pauli