From 24th – 28th February the football3 for all project group met in Lisbon in order to plot the next steps towards creating a football3 open online course, a football3 certification and certified in-person trainings. Following the meeting, the next items on the agenda include the selection of a subcontractor for the online course production, the design of the in-person training curriculum and the establishment of certification criteria for the football3 certification for mediators, trainers and organisations.
FOOTBALL HAS A UNIQUE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD FOR GOOD.
OLTALOM SPORT ASSOCIATION’S GOAL IS TO UNLEASH THIS POWER.
We make the lives of (socially) disadvanteged adults and children more complete with the help of football. Our regular trainings offer opportunities for people living in deep poverty, for the homeless, for refugee youth and for those living in correctional facilities to shape their lives with the help of sport and our social services (e.g. job-seekers’ assistance, language teaching, etc.)
We build bridges between social groups in conflict with each other with our Fair Play Football Roadshow contest. At the matches of our transborder event serial participants of local life (such as local councils, policemen, local clubs and teams of disadvantaged communities) form the rules of their games with democratic dialogue so that once they leave the pitch they could take the spirit of co-operative community with themselves into their everyday life.
We are improving our method as a member of international organisations, our activities are supported by FIFA, the Hungarian National Football Association and the European Union, too.
Operating in the spirit of fair play, tolerance and social inclusion, Oltalom Sport Association have been using sport as innovative instrument of education for more than 10 years, providing the opportunity for hundreds of people yearly to make the most of themselves both mentally and physically in the regular, free trainings. We use sport to involve athletes, as clients, in other supporting services such as social work, labour market services, further education, and learning English. Regular physical exercise and team-play preserves health, prevents drug-addiction and committing criminal offences, strengthens community, offers goals and renders energy in everyday life thus helping the overall development of our target group. It is our top priority that our athletes play together with various social groups in our own championship and other events.