An important part of the work of the Belfast Celtic Society is to support worthy causes. Recently the Committee donated £200 towards the staging of this years Anti-Racism World Cup at the
Donegal Celtic FC in
Belfast from the 16th to the 18th
of July. The Anti-Racism World Cup (ARWC) was born in 2007 at a time when Belfast was experiencing an alarming upsurge in racist attacks across the city.
This ground-breaking and innovative idea was the brainchild of several soccer enthusiasts who believed that sport, and soccer in particular would not only bond and unite but cut across race, religion and barriers. For the last three years teams have travelled from across theworld to play against teams from various ethnic minority groups and from local communities in Belfast and across Ireland.