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Salaam Peace is a community engagement programme that uses sports and social education to bring people together from diverse backgrounds.
Their programme engages children from age three to adults in their 60s, using sport to tackle sociocultural issues such as knife and gun crime, religious discrimination and engagement of marginalised groups such as NEET, BAME and refugees.
Their football team, SP United F.C, is a Charter Standard club affiliated to London FA.
British basketball player William Saunders began his journey with Salaam Peace in 1999 on an education/sports programme delivered to five primary schools and one secondary school. An outstanding young footballer, William converted to basketball and after studying in America and graduating with a degree in Economics, turned pro and represented Great Britain.
Continuing to support Salaam Peace, William is a positive role model and mentor to BAME and Eastern European young people and adults.
You can hear more on William’s story by watching the video below.
To find out more about Salaam Peace and how to get involved, click here.
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