More than 300 youngsters representing 17 countries came together in Ireland’s biggest anti-racism sports event in Phoenix Park, Dublin on 17 & 18 September 2005. 48 multi-cultural teams from the length and breadth of Ireland competed for the SARI Trophy and the SARI Plate in this, the 9th annual SARI Intercultural Soccerfest. The free event also included an over-40s cricket tournament, a Chinese festival and a world music stage featuring DJs and live performances.
Frank Buckley, director of SARI commented,
“SARI, in partnership with UEFA, FARE and Kick It Out (UK), are committed to levelling the playing field for people from different cultures through soccer.”