17 June 2016

The UEFA Foundation for Children has selected streetfootballworld as an inaugural award winner in the field of football for good.

 

The award was a key item on the agenda at the foundation's latest meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, which took place on June 16. Responsibility for managing and awarding the annual €1m UEFA Monaco charity cheque was passed from the UEFA Fair Play and Social Responsibility Committee to the UEFA Foundation for Children in 2015, when it became the UEFA Foundation for Children Awards.

 

To be eligible for an award, organisations must seek to promote peace, integration and respect through the beautiful game. streetfootballworld was one of five organisations deemed to excel in this domain, with Colombianitos, Just Play, Right To Play and Magic Bus also receiving awards on the night. 

 

"We consider that developing our activities hand-in-hand with other organisations whose projects are linked to sport is a sustainable way to increase the results of our work," said former European Commission president José Manuel Durão Barroso after the meeting. "Namely by promoting deep integration and creating social harmony." 

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