The FIFTH SEASON OF THE GAZPROM WORLD SOCIAL PROGRAM “FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP” was held in St. Petersburg.
The program brought together young football players from 64 countries who played the role of program ambassadors. 12-year-old girls and boys were gathered in eight international friendship teams. It is young players from previous seasons who have donned the costume of coaches.
The International Friendship Camp was held from 27 to 29 June. Young coaches and well-known football players have helped train young football players to build relationships among teams, give more details about the team’s tactics and help them feel the support of other members of the team.
On 1 st July football players FIFTH SEASON OF SOCIAL PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN OF THE WORLD OF GAZPROM ‘FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP “met on the emerald green football field and showed the guests around the world That friendship is possible irrespective of gender, physical abilities and nationality.
“I’m happy to be here. The first time I came, I played and this time I am a young coach. This new role is very difficult for me because I have to set an example for my team and direct it. I am confident that my future will be linked to sports, “said the only girl to be a coach.
Before the friendly final, the main coach of the St. Petersburg wheelchair rugby team took part in the draw.
The culmination of the competitive aspect of the FIFTH SEASON OF THE GAZPROM WORLD CHILDREN’S SOCIAL PROGRAM “FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP” was a unique award ceremony for the finalists. The team captains have been awarded medals, diplomas and special prizes to each other.
Young players who did not participate in the final held a number of friendly meetings to support the values of the “FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP” program. The young athletes were supported by the main Russian ambassador of the program, the top scorer in the history of the Russian national team, Alexander Kerzhakov, the head coach of the Russian national team Stanislav Cherchesov and the first person Of the Russian Football Union. More than 200 journalists from the main international sports media and representatives of football associations attended the games.
SOURCE Global Press Center of the Gazprom FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP program