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UiD FC Vs Wales Supporters XI – Great Game!

Today’s match against Wales Supporters XI was a very exciting affair. Well done to everyone who found the venue and for playing and standing around in the cold. We may have lost 11-1 but our spirits are not dampened. We are very proud of our team and you look fantastic in in the UiD kit.

An excellent fun day out – THANK YOU

A word from Martin the coach.


Thanks to all who helped make this possible. To the UID volunteers who helped with transport, to our many supporters who came to watch on a cold windy day. Special thanks to Exotica Foods (St.Helens rd) for their kind donation of our half time oranges. Thanks to all our players who kept going throughout the game.

Sadly plans were changed by late arrivals and a couple of players who did not even make it to the ground. UID were unable to field their strongest team. Many of the problems in the first half were caused by the lack of organisation due to players in unfamiliar roles. Whilst some individual skills stood out, far too often the Wales XI found themselves with time and space. Their shooting was first class and they scored some great long range goals. Chances were missed for UID which might have seen a closer scoreline had calmness prevailed at the right moment. A little more power and a little more accuracy was needed up front. UID did look dangerous when they could move the ball in attacking areas but shots were well covered by the Wales XI defence.
A 0 – 5 half time scoreline saw some changes of personnel for UID with much of the midfield changed.
The second half saw improvement from UID as they enjoyed more possession. The Wales supporters XI continued to give a lesson in finishing as they continued to add to their goal tally. Dimbar finally managed to score for UID and it signalled a period when the team spent longer on the ball as their opponents tired. For all their pressure it was not to be as the Wales XI defense drew tighter and worked hard to close down. Some good passing combinations particularly down the left for UID showed signs that the team had stabilised but all too late. It must however be noted that the players kept going til the very end and were complimented on their character by the triumphant Wales supportes XI. The final stages showed what might have been if the right players had been available as the majority of possession was with UID. A defeat from which lessons must be taken.
Finally thanks to our supporters who came along to cheer our team. It was great to see so many of you there. We will do better in the next one.


Charity Fundraising Gig for UiD!

Charity fundraiser for Unity in Diversity

8pm: Saturday March 26th

A truly epic line up!!

-> The Sporadics
-> Junior Bill
-> The Chalk Outlines
-> The Low Blows
-> DJ Neil

Tickets £5 in advance or £7.50 on the door

Tickets available from Derick’s Records Online ->

Or from the Garage Venue itself.



Sanctuary in the Senedd | Welsh Refugee Council

via Sanctuary in the Senedd | Welsh Refugee Council.

Nation of Sanctuary Action Briefing | Welsh Refugee Council

via Nation of Sanctuary Action Briefing | Welsh Refugee Council.

Live Music at UiD

music at UiDWe are very excited about our first live music performance at Unity in Diversity.

Well-known local musicians Andy Tamlyn and Kenny McDonald will kindly entertain us with their wonderfully heartfelt music.

Plans are afoot to celebrate our collective wealth of cultural music and comedy in more performances at UiD – stay tuned!

The Active Voice. By Sarah Reynolds

Unity in Diversity had a visit from Sarah Reynolds who spent some time talking to folks and getting to know about the work we do with an aim of writing an article about us. She informs us that the article will be published and we keenly await to see it.


Stay Tuned!!!

Welsh Government – Refugee and Asylum Seeker Delivery Plan (2015)

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60+ people complete our 7-part Food Safety Coaching course

food safety coaching menu

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We are very happy to say that over 60 people have attended and completed our Food Safety Coaching course at UiD.

We strive to meet the needs and exploit the interests of our community members when planning and delivering classes/training. This course was very popular as it is seen as being very useful for those who need to populate their CVs and ultimately find work in the future.

There will be a lot of people receiving certificates in the next few weeks. Well done to those who participated any many thanks indeed to our wonderful volunteers, without whom this would have been very difficult to manage given the high numbers of learners in the classes.

We provide the slideshows/materials freely for those who would like to review the course or have an interest.

Obama’s heartbreaking words in Addis Ababa

Righting It

It only took eight words for Barack Obama to break the hearts of millions of Ethiopians. Alemayehu Mariam was one of them.

Alemayehu (“Al”) Mariam is an Ethiopian lawyer and professor who lives in the U.S., and also a commentator on Ethiopian affairs. This week’s commentary was the most passionate one I’ve read yet. In a response nearly 8,000 words long, Al Mariam expressed shock, anger, and a sense of betrayal upon hearing the man he’d once been proud of convey, what the commentator called, “his total contempt for Ethiopians” in a single sentence.

Obama at press conference in Addis Ababa. Credit: Evan Vucci/AP Obama at press conference in Addis Ababa. Credit: Evan Vucci/AP

Last week, U.S. President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia to address the African Union. While there, on July 27th, he took part in a press conference with Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. When asked by a Fox News journalist about his “obvious concerns about human rights…in Ethiopia,”…

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Food Safety Coaching – Keeping Equipment Separate

Another wonderful turnout for second lesson in Food safety Coaching, 34 people! This lesson focused on using separate equipment in the kitchen. It was great hear the learners using important vocabulary and ideas from our previous lesson. This clearly demonstrates that the areas we have covered have been retained and we are now able to move on to other areas effectively.

food safety 02 - separate equipment


food safety 02 - separate equipment 2

Please see our slideshow for the lesson presentation and learning materials.

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