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Football

In Vilnius social club football programme we use sport for social work purposes. We aim not only for sports results or to keep the children busy, but first of all for quality positive change in the life of each child or youngster. In 2018-2019 almost 70 kids and youngsters attended our free of charge football workouts.

In 2018 Vilnius social club became one of 20 organizations throughout all of Europe, the 1st in Lithuania, to receive the UEFA Foundation for Children award for long-term high-quality work with children and youth.

More about Vilnius social club football programme in 2018-2019 annual report.

 

How do we function?

Football is a way to help young people to grow. We provide a long-term and regular activity for children and teenagers who have difficulties in communication, lack social skills, have low self-confidence. Children learn to come and leave on time, to play in a team, to control emotions, resolve stressful and conflicting situations. They learn how to win and how to lose, how to communicate with others.

Everyone is equal. We believe that sports should be democratic. We create a place to play football for girls and boys, quiet or talkative, weak or strong, children of different background, nationalities and skills.  

Empowering performance. We constantly reflect our work and we understand the limits of our responsibility. The well being of our children and teenagers depend not only on us but also on our partners. Even though we seek social work goals, we avoid taking over responsibilities from our partners. Instead of calling ourselves “world savers”, we choose to provide feedback to our partners and encourage mutual reflection.

Timetable of the trainings

Group Age Day Time Place
1 7–9 Saturday 9:00–11:00 VGTU, Sauletekio str.28
2 10–14 Saturday 12:30–14:30 VU, Sauletekio str.26
3 11–15 Tuesday 15:45–17:45 VU, Sauletekio str.26
4 15–18 Saturday 14:30–16:30 VU Sauletekio str.26
5 10–14 Saturday 16:00–18:00 “Juventos” gymnasium, Telsiu str. 2

 

Coaches

There are two coaches and 10-13 volunteers working with children and youngsters. Some coaches and volunteers are stronger in football, others – in working with children with difficulties and that is the key to ensuring the variety of personalities and competencies in our team. There are also volunteers who have never had any of these experiences. The team of coaches consists of men and women, Lithuanians and foreigners. We believe that that kind of diversity grant additional opportunities for children and teenagers to improve themselves and encourage cultural openness.

 

Partners

Please find the list of partners in the column Partners.

 

Want donate? More information here 

 

Contacts

Cedric Raffier 

cedric.raffier@vilniussocialclub.lt, +37064502762

Ernest Moroz

ernest.moroz@vilniussocialclub.lt, +37064755441

My son started the football programme when the family was going through a divorce. Once his father left, the child turned inward, became angry and disappointed. As he started football, he found new authorities, which he wanted to follow. He trusts the football coach and in one questionnaire he indicated him second after the mother that he could turn for help in case of trouble. He made new friends, saw that there are children who live differently and worse than we do. Thank you for a wonderful season and the great support for my son!
Vilma, a mother of a 12 year old