The Mandela Team is the first official refugee football team in Germany to participate in the German Football League. The team of the Yurdumspor club from Lehrte plays in the 4th district league. The approximately 30 refugees in the team are mainly from Africa.  The club provides much more than just sports-related occupational therapy for the refugees, some of whom are traumatized. Members of the club and friends organize furniture, translate letters to the authorities, accompany the players when they visit the doctor or successfully help them find a job. They have also set up their own bicycle repair shop with the refugees. The story of the Mandela Team is a story of real welcome culture. ​​​​​​​