When we reflect on the values learned through sport, we often think of concepts
like integrity, sportsmanship, and teamwork. These are, without a doubt, pillars of
sport and human development. But Adri Hamael and his team have broadened our
understanding of sport to include values like harmony, equality, and mutual understanding. For several years
now, the One Team United Soccer Society has linked sport to these fundamental humanitarian values,
proudly using the power of sport to create social change.
The Honourable Christy Clark, British Columbia Premier
As Mayor of Vancouver, I am proud to live in a city which prides itself on diversity and
inclusiveness. Vancouver International Soccer Festival brings together local and visiting
teams from around the world to participate as equals on and off the playing field.
Through teamwork and respect for one another, VISF promotes peace and the rights of
individuals to fully engage in the betterment of society.”