This year for the first time, we have been part of the prestigious international campaign Football People organized by FARE Network. It covers individuals, initiatives and organizations that oppose discrimination in football and use sport for positive impact and social change.
Thanks to engaging in the campaign, we had the opportunity to organize an event for the public, and we made it big! We decided to organize the first ever Football Festival in the Czech Republic. As a space for organizing it, we have chosen magical industrial space of the Karlin Barracks. The event was not only about kicking the ball, but the main program was held in a large screening hall. There visitors could see films which focused on topic of football and its contribution towards society .
But there was much more ongoing! In addition to the films, the afternoon panel discussion on "football and society" took place. Representatives of journalists, professional football clubs, and corruption organizations spoke about the role of football in today`s society.
Moreover, we were honored by visit of actor David Novotny who read the sample of book "I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic". The ideas of the Football People campaign were also reflected in a photo exhibition.
Those who wanted to engage more actively could enjoy a table football or play outdoor street football.Teams were being formed from both female and male players, regardless the age or social status.
The whole event was held in the spirit of fair play and tolerance and we believe that all the Football People enjoyed it. We will be back again in a year!