New Membership between EFDN and Anorthosis Famagusta

3 June 2014

New Membership between EFDN and Anorthosis Famagusta

The European Football for Development Network is happy to annouce a new membership with the Cypriot club, Anorthosis Famagusta.

Anorthosis Famagusta is a club founded in 1911, initially as a cultural and music club and later as a sports club. The club perform various activities other than sports, in the society. It is one of the most successful clubs in Cypriot football, Anorthosis has won 13 First Division titles, 10 Cypriot Cups and seven Super Cups. Anorthosis is one of three Cypriot clubs never to have played in the second division and the first one which had participated in the Champions League Group Stages.

In the last few years, the Cyprus-society faces problems concerning unemployment (especially youth) and poverty. Anorthosis Famagusta AC tries to install programs that offer work to young unemployed people (such us part-time work in the club) and also utilizes the fans’ database in order to help a matchmaking between unemployed youth and business. The fan base of the club consists of more than 10 thousand people. Another project that the club tries to help with, is the assimilation of the enclaved children that live in the north (Turkish occupied) side of Cyprus, in the rest of the society.

We are looking forward to working with our new member.


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