A mini-soccer tournament between students started at the Almaz Antey sports complex

Yesterday at the Almaz Antey sports complex (130 Obukhovskaya Oborony Ave.) the traditional, already 13th mini-football tournament for the Almaz-Antey Concern East Kazakhstan Concern Cup between school teams from the Nevsky district started.

Photo courtesy of the Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern NWRC press service

The competition between ten teams born in 2009 will continue during the school holidays until April 2. And the fight for victory, judging by the efforts and emotions of the young players, promises to be hot. However, it is clear that the most important thing in such tournaments for children is the competition itself, which allows them to enjoy football and friendly rivalry with their peers.

The first Nevsky District School Tournament was hosted by Concern VKO Almaz-Antey in 2008. And the project was recognized as a success. The games became traditional and were held regularly, with the exception of 2020 and 2021, when the pandemic interfered with the plans of the organizers. But during these spring festivities, a children’s football festival was organized. In addition, the tournament kicked off for the first time on the floor of the remodeled Sports Palace. For five days, ten teams will compete for the prizes – students of secondary schools 641, 639, 346, 14, 39, 591, 348, 574, 498 and 20.

“I am very happy that after a two-year break due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were able to organize this tournament, which will be held for the 13th time. I really hope the tournament will be a joy for you and you will show everything you can. I wish you a fair, good game. Respect your partners, take care of yourself and others, good luck! “– in the opening speech at the opening ceremony of the competition, the director of the NWRC of Concern VKO Almaz-Antey, the president of FC Almaz-Antey Mikhail Podvyaznikov wished the children.

In an interview with a Saint Petersburg Vedomosti correspondent, Mikhail Lvovich also drew attention to the importance and relevance of the tournament. “We believe that holding children’s football matches is now very important. Thus, we support children, parents, we show that life in our city is boiling. In 2019, we organized a tournament in Manezh, as the band was under construction, but, of course, it is better to play indoor soccer in a special location, where everything is clear, the boundaries are described. said Podviaznikov. – Concern provides an opportunity for children and their parents to enjoy life. In addition, such a sports festival is especially important for children. By the way, from a football point of view, the tournament is definitely interesting – our coaches will look after the kids and, possibly, find valuable staff to support our Almaz-Antey team. “So, these tournaments can also be, to some extent, a boost for young players and their football development.”


Photo courtesy of the Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern NWRC press service

On behalf of Governor Alexander Beglov, Anton Shantyr, Chairman of the Physical Culture and Sports Committee of the St. Petersburg government, greeted the young footballers and also wished the boys a good game. “Now such tournaments are very important for educating the younger generation in the spirit of patriotism. After all, sport instills in the new generation the sense of homeland, shoulder, camaraderie, teamwork. And this is very important. Therefore, I thank the leaders of Concern and the Obukhov plant for what they do for youth football and sport in general. Obviously, people with love in their heart do something so useful. Of course, this is a great help for our city, – Shantyr assured the “Sankt-Peterburgskiye Vedomosti”. – This is how the sport evolves – through tournaments. Kids are tired of training, they need competition. And it’s nice that students are traditionally testing their strengths during the spring break. Yes, it’s a pity we had to lose two years, but it’s great that the tournament went on. “I’m sure he has a great future.”

Immediately after the opening ceremony, the opening match took place, in which young football players from school No. 39 beat their peers from school No. 498 with a score of 6: 1. The other participants and their coaches watched this match in anticipation of the their games. The correspondent of “Sankt-Peterburgskiye Vedomosti” spoke with Yuliana Lemnitskaya, a physical education teacher at school No. 574. “We made a selection at school to participate in this tournament, we competed in classes, the best entered the tournament. It is true that not only the winners – we have put together a national team, including both the football stars and their friends. Bundles of two and three, usually interacting with each other on the field. After all, team play and cohesion are sometimes more important than individual qualities.– said Juliana Valentinovna. – In the past, our school participated in this tournament several times and now it has resumed the performances after a long enough break. Our little footballers miss the sport, they want to prove themselves in the games. As a teacher with more than 30 years of experience, I want to say that participating in tournaments is always a holiday for every child. Therefore, the more often such tournaments take place, the more vacations we make for the children. It is clear that they really want to win, there will be joy from victories and tears from defeats. I do not set goals for the children to win, it is much more important for them to be healthy and to participate in the sport “.

We add that the final matches, as well as the closing ceremony of the tournament and the awarding of the winners will take place on April 2, 2022 at 13.45 in the parquet hall of the Sports Palace with a swimming pool.

We remind you that the multifunctional sports complex Almaz-Antey with an area of ​​almost 13 thousand square meters Open after renovation in February 2020.

Also read about the development of the Almaz-Antey football club.

Earlier we he said on the 50th anniversary of the Almaz-Antey sports complex.

The material was published in the newspaper “Sankt-Peterburgskiye Vedomosti” No. 56 (7139) dated March 30, 2022 with the title “Children’s football holidays have begun”.

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