HANA World Cup event 2023
2023 HANA World Cup

World Cup event brings nations together in Hull

As England go for glory at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, a global football event of a different kind has taken place in Hull.

Teams from many different nations came together for the annual ‘HANA World Cup’, held at the Allam Pavilion at the University of Hull.

The Humber All Nations Alliance (HANA) organised the tournament on Saturday 1 July, supported by Hull Culture and Leisure (HCAL) through its Active Through Football project.

15 teams competed as their national sides, where 75 players enjoyed a wonderful day through the international language of football.

HANA has served the BAME community in and around Hull since 2005, promoting the wellbeing of Black minority and migrant communities throughout the city and the wider Humber region.

Leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Mike Ross, who spoke at the opening of the opening of the event said: “It’s great that this annual event was once again held, where the teams were cheered on by many spectators.

“It allowed different groups to meet, chat, and compete, all brought together with a love for football.

“Competitors on the day had the opportunity to learn more about the Active Through Football project and how they can get involved, which can help to maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

For more information on HANA visit Humber All Nations Alliance (HANA) (hanaonline.co.uk).

For more information on HCAL’s Active Through Football project visit Active Through Football | Hull Culture and Leisure (hcandl.co.uk).

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