Community Champions League

Project details

Country
Europe
Year
2019
Topic
Social Cohesion
Upcoming Activities
2 Sep
In collaboration with network members Brentford FC, Chelsea FC, Club Brugge, Ferencvárosi TC, Inter Milan, Rangers FC, SL Benfica, Werder Bremen, and project partner Geef Racisme de Rode Kaart, EFDN launched the Show Racism the Red Card programme. The 1st seminar will be held on 2nd and 3rd September at Read more
4 Sep
EFDN, Chelsea FC & Feyenoord invite EFDN members to travel to Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC, on the 4th Sept to learn more about the new EFDN STEM Network. The EFDN STEM Network launch will be a coming together of like-minded, European football clubs and foundations, who wish Read more
15 Sep
EFDN is looking forward to the next Breaking Barriers through Football Youth Exchange in Lisbon. Young people from five different cultures will come together from the 15th to the 21th of September.  The youth exchange provides the 17 to 25 year olds from Aberdeen FC, PFC Ludogorets 1945, NAC Breda, KAS Read more

Community Champions League

The Community Champions League is an EFDN project in partnership with ten community engaged football clubs from the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Norway, Portugal, Hungary, Belgium and Germany.

The project is a social street football competition organised locally in ten cities from eight European countries, where the participating teams can win more points through Fair-Play, Fair Support and Volunteering in community activities than by winning their Street Football matches.

With the aim of promoting social integration through sport, the Community Champions League provides the opportunity for people from different cultures to come together to build relationships and friendships while breaking down barriers through the prevention of violence, racism and intolerance in grassroots sports and their communities.

CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

The Community Champions League project highlights the key element of “Cultural understanding” in order to generate and emphasise mutual respect while creating confidence amongst the participants and building strong relationships between young people in their communities.

The project is focused on fair play, respect and tolerance, promoting social cohesion, equal opportunities and participation in sports for young boys and girls between the ages of 7 through to 15 years old.  More specifically, the local Community Champions League puts young people with different backgrounds from the same neighbourhood together to compete as a team against their peers from other parts of the city in order to become the Community Champions of their city. Thanks to a dynamic engagement of the whole neighbourhood within the programme, strong and active communities are therefore naturally being built within the cities.

THE COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES ARE:

  • Tackle racism, discrimination and violence in sport
  • Social inclusion in and through sport
  • Promote social cohesion through sport
  • Promote active citizenship
  • Promote voluntary activity in sport
  • Promote the positive involvement of parents and neighbours
  • Social inclusion and acceptance of refugees and migrants
  • Enhance social and bridging capital of participants
  • Reduction of small street crime
  • Teaching valuable life skills
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle

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