Archive for the ‘soccer’ Category

Soccer Worldcup 2010

June 22, 2010

It’s a tradition: During the Worldcup there is a Mini Worldcup being played in Munich/ Germany. 11 years old boys from local football clubs represent the participants of the real one. For the kids it’s a great experience they won’t forget. Maybe they don’t feel like being in Southafrica, but they revel in the role of the greatest players of all continents. And they might become a great one in the future. One, who took part in the Mini Worldcup in 1994 is PHILIPP LAHM, just now in Southafrica as the captain of the German team. Many photos of this event on http://www.jugendsport-foto.de

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German Finals of the Danone Nations Cup 2010

June 8, 2010

The Danone Nations Cup is world’s greatest soccer tournament for  young  players, 10 to 12 years old. Out of 700 participating teams in Germany 32 had qualified for the national finals through regional preliminaries. The finals were held in the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt/Main  on June, 5th. The winning team from MSV Duisburg will fly to Johannesbourg in SouthAfrica to take part in the world finals, where they’ll meet kids from 39 other countries from all over the world. What an experience for young sportspeople! Many photos to be found on http://www.jugendsport-foto.de

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Buntkicktgut Open

June 2, 2010

“Buntkicktgut” means “Colourful kicks well”. It’s an initiative – established in 1996 by Ruediger Heid and Memo Arikan – which uses street football (soccer) as means for the integration of immigrant kids.  In the meantime its League with 150 teams and more than 1500 participants  has become a respected institution that served as example in several  countries in Europe.  For it’s efforts to promote tolerance, integration, non-violence and self-esteem within the community of young people from different origins and cultures Buntkicktgut has received awards from the German Football Association, from the Lord Mayor of Munich and from the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.

The annual highlight is the “International Buntkicktgut Open”. This year it took place in the Olympic Park from May, 21st to 24th . Thirty-six teams from Germany, England, Poland,  Serbia,  Austria, Switzerland and even two from as far away as China competed for the trophies in four categories.  Important was not the victory, but fairplay and the cross-cultural  encounter of juveniles from diverse backgrounds.

Many more photos on http://www.jugendsport-foto.de