Let's Play “Rush Goalie” - Εικόνα

Children’s football tournament

Τhis Christmas the “Rush Goalie” (in Greek “mpakoterma”) Tournament returns to the SNFCC, from 28/12 until 30/12,  and invites the little friends of the SNFCC to participate.

The SNFCC is hosting, in partnership with the “Regeneration & Progress” NGO, the children’s football tournament “Let’s play Rush Goalie”.  

“Rush Goalie” (in Greek “mpakoterma”) is an informal football match variation where there is no official goalkeeper. The goalkeeper position is taken by the player appointed “rush goalie” when they are within the penalty area – so they are always rushing between the goal and normal outfield play! Games of “Rush Goalie” have always filled impromptu playing fields with the excited cries of children, which will soon resound across the Stavros Niarchos Park, to reignite our love for football.  

The game of football, undoubtedly one of the most popular sports, is played worldwide and often provides a welcome break from the strains of everyday life. Our young football lovers will form their teams and play “Rush Goalie” at the Great Lawn of the Stavros Niarchos Park, to exercise and have fun while learning about values such as collaboration, team spirit and respect.  

Design - Implementation: “Regeneration & Progress”

28, 29, 30/12

Outdoor Games Area

Age groups of boys and girls:    
6-9 years old/ 8 teams– 28/12
10-12 years old/ 8 teams– 29/12

28/12 Program

29/12 Program*
*From 15.00-17.00, the Outdoor Games area will remain open for Rush Goalie.

*On 30/12, the Outdoor Games area will remain open for Rush Goalie.

28/12 Results

29/12 Results

Free entrance via online preregistration

The registration of the teams for the football tournament “Rush Goalie” will start on 05/12  and close on 21/12.

Tournament Rules


See also

Friday 23/12, 18:30

Christmas Stories at the Lighthouse | Vangelis Hatzigiannidis, The Suitcase of Ourania Celeste


Saturday 03/12, 17:00

Discussion: The role of sports in the development of children with disabilities