A small sports club in the small village of Zálesie at the outskirts of the capital brings great experiences to children, which is why it has been financially supported by gd-Team. At the initiative of our colleague, it became part of the internal vote in the third quarter of this year and won its first place thanks to colleagues.
The Club was established as a spontaneous idea of six fathers in a discussion about how to bring sports to children in the village. In the distant past, football used to be played in the village, somewhere there was also a field, which until 2017 was an unploughed field with two protruding structures of goals. After an agreement with the competent bodies, a new page in its history began. Parents with children quickly found an opportunity to develop the movement culture of their children.
Subsequently, they managed to obtain basic funding for the construction of a new lawn where we are gradually trying to complete the entire playground site with the necessary infrastructure so that children have suitable conditions for sports.
The Club has over 80 children involved in regular training organized twice or three times a week depending on their age; the youngest children from kindergarten, the oldest fifth-graders in primary school. Our main goal is to motivate children to sports and create a permanent relation with sports, to show the advantages of movement and the game itself – football, using playful means. Football in Zálesie brings children training that ensures the development of motor skills appropriate to their age. They learn to work in a team, to make decisions in different situations, their communication skills and overall cognitive functions are developed.
Our team is constantly growing and therefore we have managed to implement a novelty and bring the opportunity to play sports for girls in a purely girls’ team with a coach.
In the future, we want to continue to keep the possibility of competitive sports for children and young people and to improve the possibilities and opportunities and, if necessary, to strengthen possibilities for joining sporting activities in other areas.