One more qualifying round for all-Ukrainian backyard football tournament took place within the framework of the Million for the Stadium project.
“Today, at this football match, we temper the character of future men. In these guys I saw a thirst for victory. This is the character of men who will not be broken by adversity. Thus a healthy, strong nation, a strong country is created,” said Ukraine’s Socialist Party leader and initiator of the Million for the Stadium project Ilya Kyva.
Four teams participated in the tournament among youth squads (ages 11-15) from large families and low-income families, internally displaced persons from Ukraine’s Anti-terrorist Operation zone, as well as orphans who lost their parents as a result of Russia’s invasion of eastern Ukraine.
The Blyskava squad took first place. Team members were awarded a trophy and medals. Other teams also received memorable prizes.
All the participants of the tournament were congratulated by the president of the All-Ukrainian Backyard Football Federation. Kyva said he is looking forward to watching the Chernihiv region players compete at the final part of the Million to the Stadium championship.
“I’m waiting for the winners of today’s tournament in Kyiv, where you will compete for the title of champion in domestic football in Ukraine. Never give up! Forward, ” Kyva said.
Head of the National Police in the Chernihiv region E.Alohin, the representative of the Football Federation of Ukraine of the Chernigov region H.Prokopovich and the chairman of the public organization “Strong Chernihovshina” A. Skvarsky also took part in organizing the tournament, helping with medical support, nutrition and financing. .
The Million for a Stadium championship is organized by the All-Ukrainian National Backyard Football Federation and the Football Federation of Ukraine with the support of the Ministry for Youth and Sports, as well as the Ministry of Internal Affairs. At the final stage of the championship, which will start on August 23, the winner of the main prize will be determined – UAH 1 million for the construction of a stadium in the winning team’s city.