A Competition to Combat Discrimination Through Sport

Submissions are closed.



The Pitch for Hope competition is one of the projects initiated within the global partnership, “Red Card for Hate,” between the World Jewish Congress and Chelsea Football Club, aimed at combating the widespread phenomenon of anti-Semitism in sports. The joint initiative is made possible thanks to a special contribution from club owner Roman Abramovich, and will form part of the Say No To Antisemitism campaign launched by Chelsea FC earlier this year.


Discrimination can take many forms, both on and off the pitch. By harnessing the spirit of sport, we hope to combat all forms of discrimination and build bridges to unity between people of different religious, ethnic, and national backgrounds.



> The Parameters

 The Pitch for Hope competition invites individuals and/or groups between ages 18 and 30 based in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel to submit ideas for projects that emphasize inter-faith and intercommunal interactions.

> The Proposals

Proposals — which can take the form of, but are not limited to, a sporting event, digital media campaign, or discussion forum — will be reviewed by a committee of members from Chelsea FC and the World Jewish Congress. The committee will then select the top three proposals from each country.

Finalists will be invited to Stamford Bridge to present their proposals, with the winning project from each region rewarded up to $10,000 to support the implementation of their idea.