Thursday 24 September 2020
Following the announcement for the public health measures, the discussion will take place without the presence of an audience and will be streamed online.
Football Days: A game for everyone
From the 24th to the 27th of September, the SNFCC transforms into a playing field to host a series of activities centred on one of the most popular sports: football. Visitors of all ages take part in training sessions and matches, learn tricks and techniques, join experiential games that promote the values of effort, respect and collaboration, and enjoy film projections at the Great Lawn: The Damned United (2009), Escape to Victory (1981) and Looking for Eric (2009). Three movies starring football legends, with Pelé and Eric Cantona among them, as well as Hollywood stars, such as Sir Michael Caine. Finally, through an open discussion on the topic “Sports: Children & Football”, participants will gain insight into the significance of football in child development.
Watch the discussion here
Discussion | Sports: Child and Football
If sports have the power to change the world, as Nelson Mandela strongly believed, then football, the most popular of all sports, can play a determinant role to that.
In the discussion “Sports: Child and Football”, distinguished scientists from the fields of Medicine, Sports, Psychology and Sociology will elaborate on the importance of football in the development of children, emphasizing the significance of participation, respect for pluralism in sports and fair play. Meanwhile, acclaimed athletes, through their experience and example will present sides of the sport that call for attention, for the parents as well as for the children.
The discussion is realized by Sports Excellence, under the scientific supervision of the 1st Orthopedic Clinic of University of Athens and the organizational supervision of Regeneration & Progress, with an exclusive grant by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
View the discussion's program here.
Greek Sign Language interpretation will be provided.
If you are watching the live event, you can submit your questions at snfcc.org/questions
You can watch the discussion live on this page, on the Facebook page @SNFCC and the SNFCC's YouTube channel.