Milan hosted as we speak the Fourth Worldwide Kids’s Discussion board as a part of FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP, Gazprom’s large-scale social mission, which is aimed toward growing youth soccer and fostering tolerance and respect towards completely different cultures and ethnicities. This yr, the Discussion board introduced collectively younger soccer gamers from Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.
The Discussion board’s contributors met with Franz Beckenbauer, the World Ambassador of the FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP mission, FC Schalke 04’s midfielders Maximilian Meyer and Leon Goretzka, and Michel Salgado, UEFA Ambassador on the Discussion board.
The Discussion board culminated with the awarding of the 9 Values Cup. This distinctive prize is introduced yearly to an expert soccer membership for excellent achievements in social accountability. This yr, the Cup was awarded to FC Bayern Munich. The FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP mission’s contributors counseled the soccer membership for its help of kids with disabilities, its healthcare initiatives aimed toward kids in numerous international locations, and its help to these in want.
The Discussion board concluded with the ultimate match of the Worldwide Road Soccer Match for kids. Slovenian FC Maribor took house the primary prize.
Over 200 journalists from the world’s main media lined the Discussion board, as did younger reporters from taking part international locations who labored on the Worldwide Kids’s Press Heart.
“Thirty-two international locations are participating within the FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP mission. Amongst them are Syria and Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The variety of contributors is rising yearly. It implies that kids worth peace and friendship above all else, no matter cultural and conventional variations. Not solely do girls and boys be taught to respect each other, but in addition they themselves change into the champions of elementary human values. The FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP mission helps them obtain that. I’m satisfied that collectively we’ll make the world a greater place,” mentioned Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Administration Committee.
“For a number of years it has been my pleasure to help as international ambassador the FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP program, which is selling key human values, necessary for wellbeing of any society. This is the reason now I’m particularly glad to know that the award, which impersonates the F4F program, its targets and targets, is granted to Bayern Munich. The 9 Values Cup is an appraisal made by probably the most open-minded viewers, kids. This makes the Cup an particularly beneficial award for any membership,” mentioned Franz Beckenbauer.
SOURCE Worldwide Kids’s Social FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP programme press heart