The Football Federations of Romania, Lithuania, Greece, Ireland and Portugal are starting, one by one, the training courses for coaches who will work with young people aged 14-18 to promote social inclusion and combat radicalization among them.

Between July 5-6, at Prosport Arena in Bucharest, the first stage of training of coaches took place. They will later use all the skills acquired in the daily interaction with young people.

Representatives of 9 educational institutions or clubs from Bucharest and Ilfov county took part in courses that had two components: on the first day the theoretical part, and on the second day the practical part, carried out together with the junior team U17 Prosport Academy-Clinceni, which, last season, won the U16 Elite League.

The project aims to organize educational sessions by presenting them in activities on the football field. All activities focus on everyday situations and are designed to develop the social skills that will be necessary in the lives of the participants.

The material was presented by Daniel Popa, coach with UEFA “A” license at Prosport Academy-Clinceni, who was trained by specialists from UNIMORE University in Italy, partner in the project “Football for a better chance”.

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