Wolfsburg prepares its Welcome to Football tournament

16 June 2017

Wolfsburg prepares its Welcome to Football tournament

As part of the nationwide integration “Welcome to Football” programme, the “Wolfsburg Integration Tournament” will take place for the second time on Sunday, 2nd of July, starting at 9 am. The tournament welcomes young adults of both sexes from 14 years to the Eintracht-Stadion of the VfR Eintracht Wolfsburg Nord eV.

The game is played on Kleinfeld, with six field players each forming a team. The organizers look forward to a day of active encounters with different cultures.

The VfL Wolfsburg is part of the nationwide integration programme “Welcome to football” and is involved in this project to facilitate integration through sport.

The tournament provides the perfect platform for shared experiences, exchanges and friendships. A small supporting program for the event and attractive prizes for the top teams are also provided. Individual or group applications are open until June 21, 2017 by calling 05361-8903-448 or by e-mailing Bewegen@vfl-wolfsburg.de.

👉 Download the flyer of the “Wolfsburg Integration Tournament” here (in German)

What is the “Welcome to Football” programme?

The “Willkommen im Fußball” (“Welcome to Football”) programme already includes over 20 clubs from the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga from all over Germany – such as VfL Wolfsburg, FSV Mainz 05, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and SV Werder Bremen – that are involved in refugee-welcoming alliances which organize easily accessible sport and training opportunities for young refugees. “Welcome to Football” is a programme of the German Children and Youth Foundation, funded by the Bundesliga Foundation and Federal Government Commissioner for Migrants, Refugees and Integration.


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