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Georgian academy founder gains UEFA Grassroots Awards leader prize!

UEFA chose to honour Jessy Surmava with its Best Grassroots Leader award for his vision and determination in establishing a football school in Martvili, a small town in Samegrelo province in western Georgia. Surmava began planning his town’s first-ever football school in 2011 with the goal of increasing participation in …

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Three Minerva Academy youngsters to represent India at Football For Friendship Forum 2020!

Three young Minervans, Kartikay Singh, Aryaveer Singh and Aniket Kullu have been selected as India’s representatives for the eighth season of Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme 2020. These youngsters are part of Minerva Academy FC’s in-school football development program and have been recommended by the club to participate in …

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UEFA Grassroots Awards: Recognition for Copenhagen community club!

Frederiksberg Boldklub, in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, are the 2020 UEFA Grassroots Award winners for Best Grassroots Club. Founded in 1912, FB demonstrate an inclusive approach to the game, running teams for people of all abilities – boys and girls, juniors and seniors. Frederiksberg promote fair play among all …

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Parents, children learn together in Bengaluru’s Double Pass Development Golden Baby League!

Ever since the Golden Baby Leagues were launched by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) in 2018, the beautiful game has been introduced to children (both boys and girls) at an early age across the country. While these children, aged between 6-12, learn the basics of football through the Golden …

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4th Category get UEFA Grassroots Awards for promoting disability football in Italy!

Founded in 2016, ‘Quarta Categoria’ – now called the Divisione Calcio Paralimpico e Sperimentale (Paralympic and experimental football division) – is responsible for arranging Italy’s first major football tournament for players with a cognitive impairment, intellectual disability or other mental health issues. The project, created at regional level in collaboration …

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Warsaw’s cross-cultural football project gains 2020 UEFA Grassroots award!

Etnoliga is a social programme in the Polish capital, Warsaw, which promotes diversity through its annual football league for immigrant communities and looks to support refugees as well as empowering women, LGBT+ and other underprivileged groups. Set up by the non-profit organisation Foundation for Freedom, or Fundacji dla Wolnosci, it …

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Werder Bremen rewarded for their social impact in their city!

SV Werder Bremen have always been more than just a football club – rather, a multi-sports organisation with separate athletics, chess, handball, table tennis, fitness and gymnastics divisions. Yet their social impact has grown impressively this century after they became the first football club in Germany to establish a community …

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The 2020 UEFA Grassroots Awards set to be announced!

UEFA shines a light on the unsung local heroes of Europe’s most popular sport this week with the announcement of its 2020 Grassroots Awards. Each year, the awards showcase the people, projects and places that ensure everyone, regardless of their age, ability, gender or background, can play football in a …

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Golden Baby Leagues acts as breath of fresh air in Leh-Ladakh!

Bill Shankly, the legendary Liverpool FC manager once said, “Football is not about life or death, it is more important than that.” The kids from Leh have probably grasped this concept more than anyone else. Since the introduction of Golden Baby Leagues, they have sprung into life in the picturesque …

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