“It was football that built me,” says Ferhat Ciçek, director of Paris Alésia Football Club.
Ferhat wants the sport to do the same for the kids in his community in Paris’s 14th arrondissement. Since taking over in 2014, when Paris Alesia FC had 80 kids, Ferhat has grown the club substantially. It now has over 750 players and last season, started a girls’ program.
Filmed in December 2019, Episode 3 of the new Nike series, “From the Grounds Up” is out now.