Brann Street Football Team Back In Training

23 October 2020

Brann Street Football Team Back In Training

The SK Brann street football team – Gatelaget – recently resumed full contact training after the Norwegian government on 12 October gave the go-ahead for a return to trainings for large groups. Street football teams fall in this prioritised group and SK Brann’s celebrated with an internal match among the team’s players – a welcome relief after a long time away.

The team had not been able to have full contact training before the week of 12 October. Nevertheless, a record number attended the trainings and there were almost 26 players on the field. “It is very gratifying that Gatelaget can finally train with full contact. There was a lot of energy and joy on the pitch during the internal match, and you could see it was longed for to be allowed to play football again,” says Brann general manager, Vibeke Johannesen.

The goal of Gatelaget is to offer more people the chance to have a meaningful and drug-free everyday life, with increased quality of life through community and physical training in a safe arena. The general manager of the football foundation, Arne Knoph, points out that it has been extra important to maintain the programme when other offers have had to close due to Covid-19.

The resumption of contact training for the street teams is important motivation for the players and especially to keep the occupied and with a place to belong. The goal of the Brann football foundation is to build a daily life with routines for the team players and maintain the project.


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