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7,500 kids play football at Grassroots Day

The 19th of May, which was declared Grassroots Day by UEFA, was celebrated with a great event by the Turkish Football Federation. In the organization of the TFF Football Development Directorship, 7,500 children in 47 locations throughout Turkey enjoyed the experience of playing football.

The Istanbul portion was organized by the Turkish Football Federation with the support of Ülker, the participation of TFF Football Development Director Tolunay Kafkas and the Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray, Beşiktaş and Trabzonspor football schools at the Beylerbeyi Stadium. Ülker, which has been the TFF’s main sponsor in projects that give children the opportunity to do sports, get training and socialize since 2007, also livened up the event with various activities.

Tolunay Kafkas: “On Grassroots Day the excitement of football was experienced in the four corners of our country.”

Tolunay Kafkas, who pointed out that they had celebrated Grassroots Day with 47 clubs including the Spor Toto Super League and Bank Asya 1st League clubs, thanked all of the clubs that gave their support to Grassroots Day and added that they believe their support would contribute to the growth of the organization. Kafkas continued by stating that it was a very enjoyable celebration for football and emphasized that the excitement of football had been experienced in the four corners of the country.

Kafkas, who said that they view Grassroots as a program that not only provides resources for elite football but enables people to socialize through football and contributes to leading a healthier life, added that their priority in this area is children. Serious advancements have been made in the area of children’s football with the Football Training Centers and Football Village projects that are continuing under the sponsorship of Ülker.

Zuhal Şeker: “We are investing in children, who are the future of Turkish sports”

Yıldız Holding Corporate Communications General Manager Zuhal Şeker also shared her views on Grassroots Day, stating that their priority goal as a company is to make a difference in the lives of children and to contribute to their multifaceted development, especially physically and culturally.

Şeker added, “We place great significance on infrastructure and, more importantly, the creation of active, sports-loving generations. With the many different projects that we have undertaken with the Turkish Football Federation from June of 2007 to the present, we are trying to educate children and raise good athletes and sports lovers. We are very pleased to be able to say that we have reached over 220,000 children as a result of our efforts.”
 

CITIES IN WHICH GRASSROOTS DAY WAS CELEBRATED
CITY CLUBS
ADANA KOZAN BLD.SPOR
125.000 children 130.000 children
ADANA KOZAN BLD.SPOR
AFYON AFYON FEM
AKHİSAR AKHİSAR BLD.SPOR
ALANYA ALANYASPOR
ANKARA ANKARASPOR
ANTALYA ANTALYASPOR
BALIKESİR BALIKESİRSPOR
BOLU BOLUSPOR
BURDUR BURDUR FEM
BURSA BURSASPOR
DENİZLİ DENİZLİ BLD.SPOR
DENİZLİ DENİZLİSPOR
DİYARBAKIR DİYARBAKIR FEM
ELAZIĞ ELAZIĞSPOR
ERZURUM ERZURUM B.B.SPOR
ESKİŞEHİR ESKİŞEHİRSPOR
GAZİANTEP GAZİANTEPSPOR
GAZİANTEP GAZİANTEP B.B.SPOR
GİRESUN GİRESUNSPOR
GÜMÜŞHANE GÜMÜŞHANE FEM
İSTANBUL FENERBAHÇE
İSTANBUL BEŞİKTAŞ
İSTANBUL İ.B.B.
İSTANBUL KARTALSPOR
İSTANBUL BEYLERBEYİ
İZMİR KARŞIYAKA
İZMİR GÖZTEPE A.Ş.
İZMİR MENEMEN BLD.SPOR
İZMİR ALTAY
KARABÜK K.D.Ç. KARABÜKSPOR
KAYSERİ KAYSERİ ŞEKERSPOR
KAYSERİ KAYSERİ ERCİYES
KIRIKKALE KIRIKKALE FEM
KOCAELİ KOCAELİSPOR
KONYA KONYASPOR
MALATYA MALATYA
MANİSA MANİSASPOR
MANİSA TURGUTLUSPOR
MANİSA MANİSA BLD. SPOR
MERSİN MERSİN İ.Y.
NAZİLLİ NAZİLLİ BLD.SPOR
ORDU ORDUSPOR
RİZE ÇAYKUR RİZESPOR
SAKARYA SAKARYASPOR
SAMSUN SAMSUNSPOR
TRABZON TRABZONSPOR
UŞAK UŞAK FEM

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