The Greek Sports Journalists’ Association awards the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the Children’s Soccer Training program - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Greek Sports Journalists’ Association awards the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the Children’s Soccer Training program
15 DECEMBER 2009

At its annual Sports Awards ceremony on December 14th, 2009, the Greek Sports Journalists’ Association recognized the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the Foundation’s contribution to sports.

At its annual Sports Awards ceremony on December 14th, 2009, the Greek Sports Journalists’ Association recognized the Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the Foundation’s contribution to sports.

The Foundation was presented with this special award mainly for its support of the Children’s Soccer Training program, which has been funded exclusively by a Stavros Niarchos Foundation grant since 2003. The program involves the organization of a series of educational athletic events in deprived areas across the country.  The events are designed to strengthen the concept of fair play in schools. For the academic year 2009-2010, 17 school presentations have been scheduled.

As part of the Children’s Soccer Training program, the boys’ Soccer Tournament Academy “Mimis Papaioannou Ethos Cup” will take place at the Municipal Stadium of Galatsi from December 27th to 29th, 2009.  The Cup will feature eight teams, comprising 160 young football players. The Girls’ Soccer Tournament Academy will be held in Volos during Easter break and will showcase the skills of young athletes ages 15-17. Finally, the “Soccer School”, in which 140 young athletes participate, will take place in Kalamata in June 2010.


For more details about the grant, please click here.