Fan Matches is our most recent initiative at Aniko. The idea is a simple one: we match members of displaced communities with local football fans, and together they watch matches.
We have partners with established fans' groups at three of Thessaloniki's sides to deliver this project - Aris, Iraklis and Apollon Pontou.
These groups are connecting with refugees and displaced people living in and around Thessaloniki, accompanying them to watch live matches at local stadiums, and inviting them to the fans' clubhouses. Through this, they are helping to welcome the city's newest residents to its football culture.
The power that football has to bring people together is incredible, and with your support we can continue to make these vital connections. If you can help, please donate to Aniko through our online giving page, and support us in continuing our important work.