KFF wins UEFA Grassroots award “Best participation initiative”

KFF wins UEFA Grassroots award “Best participation initiative”

05 January 2024, 17:01
The project ''Football Festival among Children of Orphanages”, which was held by the KFF Grassroots Department in 2023, officially won “Best participation initiative” award for the 2023/2024 season.

The UEFA Grassroots Awards have been recognizing outstanding contributions and achievements in football since 2010.

The awards shine a spotlight on European individuals, clubs, national associations and initiatives that help grow the game for all and make vital contributions to their communities.

The project “Football Festival among Children of Orphanages” held by KFF took place over several months in 2023, and represented a unique opportunity for children from orphanages in Kazakhstan to develop teamwork skills, strengthen physical and psychological health, and create a favorable social environment.

The festival took place in cities of Kostanay, Pavlodar, Taraz, Almaty, Petropavlovsk, Shymkent, Kyzylorda, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Karaganda. The final stage of the events took place in the city of Burabay, where a master class was held at the Baldauren Republican Educational and Health Center.

Candidates for the UEFA Grassroots Awards are nominated by Europe's national football associations, and award winners are selected by UEFA's Development and Technical Assistance Committee based on recommendations made by a grassroots panel of the organisation.

Since the awards' launch in 2010, 127 UEFA  Awards have been awarded to winners from 42 national member association.