The Parimatch Foundation held an open football training session with Oleksandr Shovkovsky
10 In September, the Arena sports complex hosted an open football training as part of the “Yes, I Can” program of the Parimatch Foundation International Charitable Foundation. Football and goalkeeping master class for young students of the project with Down syndrome, autism and cerebral pals was conducted by the legendary Ukrainian football player Oleksandr Shovkovsky.
According to him, every person who has achieved something must give a piece of their knowledge, their love in order for the younger generation to receive a boost that will give results in the future.
The mission of the Parimatch Foundation is very close to me – to develop children through sports. This is the second initiative of the foundation in which I participate. Last year I joined the “Coach №1” project, and now I am happy to support the “Yes, I Can” program. Grateful for this opportunity! I see that the foundation works not only with children, but also with P.E. teachers. It is very important. I am confident that our cooperation will bring benefits and satisfaction, – said Oleksandr Shovkovsky.
Katerina Biloruska, President of the Parimatch Foundation International Charitable Foundation, emphasized the complexity of the approach to working with children:
From the very beginning, we invite mixed groups of children to open trainings. Because our team talks about the importance of an inclusive approach in sports. The purpose of open and systematic inclusive training is to spread sports among children and create a barrier-free environment for children with disabilities, which will provide them with access to both sports and communication with peers in mixed groups..
Open training was the beginning of the new season 2021-2022 for children with disabilities who regularly play football. The project was supported by the Podolsk District State Administration of Kyiv and Deputy Mayor of Kyiv Valentyn Mondryivskyi.
Podolsk administration promotes the development of all children in our district. We care about them and their successes. It is important for us that training is inclusive and that every child has the opportunity to communicate with peers, so we find it useful not to differentiate between children. This is the positive that is necessary for cohesion and for the normal development of society, – said the Acting Head of Podolsk District Administration Vitaliy Voloshkevych.
The program “Yes, I can!” from the Parimatch Foundation aims at supporting children with disabilities and special educational needs by involving them in sports.
The Foundation, in partnership with HC Sokil, has initiated the Training with a Star project for the second time.
Everyone will be able to get on the rink regardless of age and ability to skate.
This is part of the strategy of sustainable development of Ukrainian sports from Parimatch Ukraine.