Kutaisi Team wins the 'Football for All' Festival

Grassroots Football

On 27 June, the village of Mejvriskhevi in the municipality of Gori hosted the final of the football festival for children. In the decisive match, the team of SOS Children’s Village Kutaisi defeated Dinamo Sokhumi and won the three-day event.

The winners and runners-up received prizes and gifts from GFF President Levan Kobiashvili, GFF Vice President Kakha Chumburidze and the mayor of the municipality of Gori Konstantine Tavzarashvili. The festival was organised by the NGO “For a Healthy and Bright Future.”

Named “Football for All,” the three-day festival hosted 80 children aged between 12 and 14 years from six regions across Georgia, including teams composed of ethnic minorities, vulnerable and internally displaced children.

The aim of the festival is to support the process of civil integration of minorities through sports and cultural activities, as well as promote healthy lifestyle and grassroots football. The young players are part of the joint project organised by the Georgian Football Federation and the NGO “For a Healthy and Bright Future,” which involves 250 children from across the country.

For the past six years, the Georgian Football Federation has been funding football teams in children’s homes and day centres, where youngsters are training on a regular basis.