Everyone can play
Lewandowski And Co support Amputee Football
The Polish FA and stars of the national team gave a huge boost to amputee football in their country by taking part in a special penalty shootout challenge.
Special training for special kids with Lithuanian champions FK Suduva
Discover the world on a football pitch
#EqualGame in Russia
The Russian national team welcomed ten children to their training session as part of a therapeutic sport programme.
Blind children take centre stage in Tallinn
At the 2018 Super Cup in Tallinn, The UEFA Foundation for Children invited local blind children to sing as part of the opening ceremony, and invited them to meet players from Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid.
The world on the pitch
Nearly 300 orphans participated in an event organised by Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF). The aim of this event was to use football as a tool and to learn to solve social problems, and proved to be the perfect method to involve the orphans into an active lifestyle.
De Bruyne’s call to Afghanistan
To mark UEFA’s annual donation to the ICRC, UEFA Team of the Year selection Kevin de Bruyne made a special call to a physical rehabilitation centre for landmine victims in Afghanistan.
“Shield of Honor”- Israeli-hope in sport
The Shield of Honor was designed to incentivise fans and club owners to better understand social issues, and to work together on eradicating racism and violence.
Every year, the Royal Belgian Football Association organises the Football kick-off, the biggest national football tournament for people with physical and/or mental disabilities. This one-day tournament brings together more than 65 teams from all walks of life. The teams wear the jerseys of the first national team division while famous referees and coaches come for the day to support to these avid football talents.
FIGC assists migrants to integrate in Italy
United by football
Swiss International Xherdan Shaqiri recounts his remarkable journey from Kosovo to football’s elite.
Colourful LGBT support in Norway
Norwegian football unites alongside the LGBT community with a clear message - football is for everyone.
Special Olympics Young Athletes Programme
Lithuanian Football Federation (LFF) and FK Žalgiris worked side-by-side under the Special Olympics Young Athletes programme and shared the joy of sports with children between 2 and 7 years old, who live with mental disabilities.
2017 European Amputee Football Championship
The first ever European Amputee Football Championship took place in Istanbul, Turkey in September. Organised by the European Amputee Football Federation (EAFF), the tournament was a huge success, with 12 teams taking part and tens of thousands of fans showing up to support these incredible athletes.
Refugee Tournament at UEFA HQ
Over 140 players living in refugee centres in the Geneva-Lausanne region participated in a football tournament organised by Hospice Général and supported by UEFA. The aim of this project was to provide assistance to people who need it most and to use football to integrate refugees from the local area.
UEFA Grassroots Awards
Three very inspired coaches show how they help others with organizing football events, trainings and education. Based in Italy, Armenia and Northern Ireland, they show how important football is in people’s lives on a day to day basis.
Juan Mata learns sign language
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is interviewed by Ana using sign language. At the end of the interview he even learns to use some basic signs himself.
Football for diversity
For the 2017 Super Cup opening ceremony in Skopje, the UEFA Foundation for Children invited 30 local hard-of-hearing young people to perform a sign language version of Coldplay’s “A Sky Full of Stars”. These amazing young people even got to teach stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and David de Gea to do some basic sign language before the match.
Amputee football was showcased in Milan during the UEFA Champions Festival 2016. Talented footballers from the European Amputee Football Federation displayed their skills in front of an impressed crowd, with a view to raising awareness for their sport.
The UEFA Europa League Festival 2017 showcased how colour blind people see football – from a player, fan or coach perspective – to raise awareness among the football family.
Jean-Pierre Inacio is a football fan, and he happens to use a wheelchair, but nothing could stop him from attending a match. He shared his journey to UEFA EURO 2016 with us, as UEFA continues to work closely with its social responsibility partner CAFE, city and stadium authorities to improve access to live football.