Citizen's choice for IRTS Role Model

Make your voice heard and vote for your favorite Role Model in Integration of Refugees Through Sport (IRTS)! The nominee with the most votes will win a 3000 euro cash prize and international capacity building trips, and will be announced at the MOVE Congress on 17 November 2021.

Shortlisted candidates for "IRTS Role model (citizens' choice)"

IRTS Role model (citizens' choice)


Name of Role Model Organisation Country Name of the nominator
Applicant: Shokat Walizadeh Sport and culture association „NEW START" Austria Shokat Walizadeh
Applicant: Gibril Deen Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organization Hungary Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation
Applicant: Gerald Mballe Special Olympics Italy David Evangelista
Applicant: Khalida Popal Girl Power Denmark Christina Tønder Bell
Applicant: Adnan Abdul Ghani Support Group Network Sweden Adnan Abdul Ghani
Applicant: Ronnei Devon and Cornwall Refugee Support UK Suvi Rehell
Applicant: Ali Alizada RF-SISU VG (WEST) Sweden Ali Alizada
Applicant: Maqsood Rehman Part of Street Games Gothenborg, leader RF-SISU VG Sweden Maqsood Rehman
Applicant: Mohammad Zakaria 7hills for Social Development Jordan Jude Swearky
Applicant: Abduallah Al Nahhas UEFA Foundation for Children Georgia Abduallah Al Nahhas
Applicant: Abbas Ramezani Ping Pong Alkmaar Netherlands Mark Smith
Applicant: Muhammed Adil Bonyan for Youth and Development legally registered as BÜNYAN GENÇLİK VE KALKINMA DERNEĞİ Turkey Muhammed Adil
Applicant: Shirith Kasher The Alley Runners Athletics Club Israel Shirith Kasher
Applicant: Mattia Piffaretti whatSport Association / Project "La République des Sports" Switzerland Mattia Piffaretti
Applicant: Iya Matthew Carthage ABC soccer Academy in Uganda Uganda Iya Matthew
Applicant: Bettina Schuler Citizen2be Germany Bettina Schuler
Applicant: Ajay Dudeja PING PONG CLUB India Ajay Dudeja
Applicant: Malish James WFP Storyteller Uganda Malish James
Applicant: Sohaila Shojayie Yoga and Sport with Refugees Greece Nina de Winter
Applicant: Faruk Ahmed Lakatamia municipal Cyprus Faruk Ahmed
Applicant: Ali Alizada RF-SISU Västra Götaland Sweden Hanna Johansson
Applicant: Hanna Johansson Denmark Nagin Ravand

*Please note that Khalida Popal is in the IRTS Awards jury. As she/her organisation has also been nominated for awards, we have made sure that she has not been voting in those categories.