TFF-Ülker Soccer Villages are continuing…

TFF-Ülker Soccer Villages, opening their gates for the fifth year, are preparing to host 400 students, 160 of which are girls. At the five soccer villages being opened in Sinop, Gümüşhane, Bolu and Karabük Ovacık, children in the 12-13 group will develop their soccer skills as well as themselves.

First term training at the TFF-Ülker Soccer Villages, which have been conducted under the Soccer for Everyone program of the Turkish Soccer Federation (TFF) General Directorate and sponsored by Ülker will end on July 18th …

Within the scope of the project, which aims at contributing to the social, cultural and personal development of children from different provinces brought together under the soccer umbrella, and increasing the happy moments in their lives, 400 children in the 12-13 age group - 160 girls and 240 boys – are receiving training.

General Director of the Turkish Soccer Federation Ersun Yanal, indicating in an announcement related to the subject that the national team players of the future would  emerge from these camps, said, “ Before all else, we aim at teaching our children to be good sports fans and to teach the beauty of soccer.”  

Children above all …

In addition, Yıldız Holding Corporate Communications General Director Zuhal Şeker
stressed that for years, they had supported sports and the sports industry through collaboration with soccer and basketball clubs and federations that had become sports brands, as well as projects for children, who are the future of Turkish sports.

Through the training program conducted by specialists at the TFF-Ülker soccer villages, young athletes not only improve their soccer skills, but also discover the camaraderie,  chivalry and spirit of solidarity that are the essence of soccer. The Soccer Villages project has thus far provided the opportunity to approximately 3,000 children to play sports. To enable more children to do sports, Ülker’s Soccer for Everyone program, carried out in cooperation with the Turkish Soccer Federation, has reached more than 200,000 children since 2007. The goal is to reach 300,000 by the end of the year.