This Wednesday, June 22nd, the Community Champions League final event took place in Breda, the city where EFDN is based. Seven EFDN Members from all over Europe have sent the winner of their local Community Champions League to Breda to decide which team will win the overall tournament.
It was a nice European mixture of clubs that competed this Wednesday for the trophies in different age categories: Club Brugge from Belgium, Valerenga from Norway, Ferencvaros from Hungary, German side Werder Bremen, the Portuguese of SL Benfica and Dutch teams Feyenoord Rotterdam and NAC Breda.
In addition to the many games that are being played today, time has also been set aside for presentations. These presentations are given by each individual club, where results and experiences are shared with other teams.
COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
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 and 15 years. 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. The participating clubs organise workshops, community contributions and other events to promote volunteering and active citizenship. Thanks to a dynamic engagement of the whole neighbourhood within the programme, strong and active communities are therefore naturally being built within the cities.