“What does the real football include? The predictable answer is – The famous football clubs, the huge stadium, full stands of fans and worldwide attention. In 2018 during summer volunteer camp I met much more – the most sincere desire to play football and the purest love to the game at children who had never been at any stadium and had no opportunities to learn how to play.
We’re playing in the tiny hall, we played on the lawn between trees, we played together with children from the rural area, volunteers and the orphanage staff. So there my dream was born – to create the real possibility for safe and comfortable football for children in Belskoye Ustye” – Galina Shatilova, football coach, volunteer of the Step Up Orphan Opportunity Center, coordinator of the project “Football for all”.
Let’s look how we’re playing last summer…
What is the next?
– we are going to hold regular trainings for chidren with disabilities under professional supervision and in accordance with methodological guidelines;
– we want to make friends among children of rural area and close cities, play and grow together;
– we are inviting teachers and coaches, football players and new partners because FOOTBALL IS FOR ALL.
We believe that football is the opportunity to develop, learn and become stronger and more self-assured regardless of any restrictions and barriers, everyone could find its own place in the game.
We are endless grateful for our partners who helped us to make this dream true