In late March “Olymp” football club competed in LUKOIL Turkish Holidays Grassroots Football Festival. Over the course of six days at this international football championship 200 games were played and over 300 goals were scored between 42 teams from 6 different countries. It was an enormous and festive event where the young athletes were able to showcase their talents and enjoy competitions against some of the best developing football players in Europe.
“Olymp,” a charity project of Glorax Group, took 7th place in their bracket consisting of 10 teams. Although this is still a respectable result at such a competitive event, the number placement does not reflect the value of the experience. Not only did the children enjoy their time being challenged by other great players, they also boasted about the overall experience. With various events for all ages and other gifts distributed, both related to football and not, and the chance to have such a unique and amazing vacation, the experience stretched far beyond the boundaries of the field.
“Olymp” team – the coach, the children, and the parents – expressed their gratitude to Glorax Group for the amazing opportunity. Many said it was the most memorable experience to date of these children’s lives and they hope for more in the future.