International youth tournament “Vienna meets Balkan”23 May 2012

Located in the centre of Europe, Vienna will be the location to host an international football tournament for youngsters from all over Europe to play football, celebrate the integrative power of the game and have fun. The tournament “Vienna meets Balkan” for U10, U12 and U13 players takes place on 26 – 28 May 2012. The tournament is hosted by the Viennese clubs SC Suessenbrunn, SV Donau and FAC-Team für Wien.

This year FARE member FairPlay-VIDC in cooperation with BAAP (Balkan Alpe Adria Project) is organising the 10th International FairPlay Youth Tournament taking place in Vienna. Led by the motto “Vienna meets Balkan” youth teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Hungary, but also the Czech Republic, Slovakia and local teams as well as young Austrian players will come together from May 26 – 28 to play football, to foster the international exchange and to take a common stand against nationalism and racism in football.

Besides football there will also be entertainment. A live performance of the band “Azra and the Mindfields”, a quiz for the youngsters and a karaoke competition are the highlights of the evening of 26 May.

The international „Vienna meets Balkan“ youth tournament is co-funded by the City of Vienna and is backed by the Austrian FA and the Austrian Ministry for Sports support of the Austrian FARE partner organisation FairPlay. Different Colours. One Game.

The youth tournament is part of the international project “Football Unites the Alps, Adriatic and the Balkans” that is organised in co-operation with UEFA, the FAs from Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro and the FYRO Macedonia and supported by the King Baudouin Foundation.

Locations of the tournaments:
• SV Donau Platz (U10), Weissauweg 1, 1220 Vienna
• SV Süßenbrunn Platz (U13, Pehamgasse 6, 1220 Vienna
• FAC-Platz (U12), Hopfengasse 8, 1210 Vienna

Location of the final games:
• SV Donau Platz, 1220 Vienna, Weissauweg 1

download the FairPlay youth magazine in three languages as pdf from here

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