Football club IB 1975 Ljubljana
The Football club IB 1975 Ljubljana was founded in 1975. At that time, the club was a pioneer in working with young people and began to draw attention to itself in the leagues, managed by Slovenian Football Federation. The good work resulted in first place in national championship U-17 and U-19, also several of the best Slovenian football players started their career in NK Interblock; such as Miha Zajc, Andraž Šporar, Josip Iličič and Peter Stojanovič.
Today, the club has 267 members, 247 active players, from U-8 to senior squad. Lately, the club has focused mainly on working with young players, limiting the work of the First team to lower leagues. In the last 2 years, they have expanded their activities to kindergarten children, where the focus is on creating a playful and safe environment, in which the children can learn to love sports, physical activity and start learning positive values, which are important not only in sports, but in life in general. The importance of these values is nourished and promoted through entire IB Academy for young – respect, solidarity, teamwork and Fair Play. In the desire for this idea to flood through entire club life, they also organize special educational sessions with parents, where they discuss the importance of Fair Play, support and proper guidance for young people.
Their vision is to continue on the path they have set in the last few years and leave a positive mark in the youth sport and Football in general.
ASD FC Torres Femminile
ASD FC Sassari Torres Femminile is the main female Football Club of the city of Sassari and the most awarded female football club in Italy. The origins of the club date back to 1980, when the latter was established under the denomination of “A.C.F. Delco Costruzioni di Sassari”. The Club achieved promotion in the B League of the Italian female Championship in 1989, with promotion in the A Italian Football League achieved in the season 1989-1990. Already during the first season, the club wins the Italy cup, and the first Italian national title arrives in the season 1993-1994. Since then, the trophies accumulated by the Club throughout its existence include 7 Italy Cups, 7 Italian national titles and 1 Women’s Champions League.
The club became the Female counterpart of the male Football Club “S.E.F. Torres 1903” in 2014, with the development into an autonomous Football Club taking place in 2016.
ASD FC Sassari Torres Femminile represents the reference point for the entire Italian female Football movement in Sardinia. The Club advances the unadulterated principles of Sport and family, respect towards the otherness, fair play and team spirit. Through the Torres Academy, a football school with different hubs in the region established within the Club’s structure, ASD FC Sassari Torres Femminile aims at rebuilding a strong youth sector, educating a new generation of talented female footballers who might honour the Sardinian region’s Sport tradition at the national and European levels.
By embracing a long-term Football project for Sardinia, the Club intends to build a presence, support and heritage of trust benefiting the entire regional territory.
The new project #conLaTorresNelCuore (with Torres in the heart), started 4 years ago, has the aim to throw the italian most awared women’s football team again into the Women National Top League and Champions League. The current football season, that sees us involved in more than 30 races, gives us the possibility to bring the colours and values in which we believe, into the local and national realities.
Our dedication is not only limited at the football pitch but it goes forward: the foundation of a women’s football school (the Academy Sassari Torres Femminile) and the direct social commitment had countersigned us in the previous seasons and they’re going to do it again in this one and in the future ones.
The flagship is certainly the #InFuorigioco stream. Through this path, we had sesitized more than 1000 studends at the local and national level, about the serious annual bullying problem and we were also able to collect €4000 during a charity match to donate at the ALS research in favour of the youngest european boy, Paolo Palumbo.
During the current season our social commitment is dedicated also to an alimentation project that we are carring out with different School in Sassari (besides the organization of the second appoitment for the ASL event and many others projects like hospitals’ visits, Avis (blood donation), Casa Serena etc…).
With our 5 european partners, Mine Vaganti NGO, NGO NEST Berlin, UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia, Zajednica sportskih udruga grada Rijeke “Riječki sportski savez” and Asociacia Na Bulgarskiasport, we are pursuing the three-years project “Re(In)novating Marketing Strategy Across Semi-Professional Female Teams”
Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (Italian Volleyball Federation)
Federazione Italiana Pallavolo (Italian Volleyball Federation – FIPAV) is the only recognized National Federation (by authorities CONI, CEV and FIVB), responsible for the organization, regulation and promotion of Volleyball, Beachvolley and Sitting Volley in Italy. It also represents Italy in the Italian volleyball activities in the international landscape.
The main purposes of FIPAV are:
a. promotion, strengthening, organization and discipline of the sport of volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volley;
b. the development of competitive activity, the preparation of athletes and the necessary activities for participation in the Olympic Games and international competitions;
c. prevention and repression of the use of substances that could alter the natural physical performance of athletes adhering to the rules and fair play;
FIPAV is organized in local committees, set up in each regional and provincial district.
FIPAV has always been active in the organization of prominent international events including, for example, Volleyball World Championships (Men in 2010 and Women in 2014), Beach Volleyball World Championship (Men and Women in 2011), Beach Volleyball European Championship (Men and Women in 2014), Volleyball World Leagues (from 2010 to 2014), Volleyball Grand Prixes (2013-2014), Volleyball Final Six (2014), Beach Volleyball World Tours (2010-2011-2013).
At the same time, in line with its promotional and social mission, FIPAV has also been fostering and promoting volleyball as a social and educational sport in schools and in various social strata which are not necessarily only at professional level. It includes a School Education Department and an Innovation and Research Office.
The Italian Volleyball Federation (FIPAV) develops initiatives and projects aimed at promoting the spread of volleyball and sports practice in Italy and, to this end, promotes and takes care of the professional update of technicians operating in the affiliated sports clubs. Through the action of national trainers, coaches/trainers (recognised by FIPAV), the Federation carries out workshops and training modules that cover the different aspects of the game (technique, tactics and athletic training), also taking care of the preparation of related teaching material.
In carrying out its mission, FIPAV gives particular attention to the involvement of the most disadvantaged sections of population (minors and people with disabilities), promoting their inclusion and participation in sport.
The “VOLLEY S3” project, planned and coordinated by FIPAV School Education Department and addressed to the school world, is aimed at promoting sports participation and psychomotor development in the youngest generations. The project, recognized by the MIUR (Ministry of Education, University and Research), by the CONI (Italian National Olympic Committee) and by the CIP (Italian Paralympic Committee), is based on a detailed technical-didactic progression for each age, aimed at involving all the students in a simple, dynamic and fun way, promoting inclusion and socialization. The work carried out through the project and the training material realized allow the educational institutions to adopt a model able to implement physical activity within the school, taking care of the training of school staff.
As part of the project, FIPAV deals with the training of the SMART COACH, a special profile who must have skills that go beyond the role of coach and takes on features typical of an animator, motivator and educator. This profile is able to involve all the players, entertain them and make them passionate about sport while stimulating the sense of belonging to the group/team and their desire to learn. The SMART COACH also plays the role of facilitator, creating the conditions necessary to promote socialization and full inclusion of all participants.
The activities of FIPAV School Education Department are also included within the initiatives sponsored by Ferrero through the Kinder + Sport project (a social responsibility project created with the aim of promoting an active lifestyle among young people through the dissemination of sport). The project, carried out at the same time in Portugal, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania, involves several national sports federations, in order to promote the values of sport and active life among the youngsters.
The FIPAV also promotes the practice of sitting volley (paralympic volleyball), a discipline played while sitting on the ground, giving the opportunity to able-bodied and disabled people to play together without disparity. The aim is to overcome barriers by promoting sport among disabled people and enhancing an inclusive dimension according to the values of volleyball as a sport open to all. In addition to this discipline, FIPAV takes care of the training of coaches through the organization of workshops, the creation and dissemination of training materials aimed at enhancing the different aspects concerning the discipline both with regard to the involved subjects’ development and physical strengthening and their re-motivation and psychological support. In this context, FIPAV has activated a collaboration with the University of Perugia (Degree Course in Sports Sciences) for the achievement of training material for the coaches of the sitting volley.
The staff responsible of the management of the project and coordination of internal resources, who will work to carry out the training activities, is made up by the President Pietro Bruno Cattaneo and Responsibles of the Purchasing Office, Marco Miotti and Emanuele Romano. The Technical Sector and the national trainers, involved in the projects described above, will be in charge of the research activities and will work on the implementation of the project and its related training modules.
UCAM Catholic University of Murcia
UCAM considers sports as a key element of students/alumni comprehensive training, so we pay special attention to all the activities related to sport practice. UCAM offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, which, in our opinion, describe and represent an area of knowledge that plays an important social role. As an academic discipline, it represents a pedagogy system of the motor behaviors which are the common denominator of all physical and sports activities. From another perspective, the huge ever-growing diversity of forms and activities of body practices results in the generalized concept of sports, which is made up by sports in the context of leisure, recreation and tourism, school and university sports, performance sports, entertainment sports and professional sports. We would like to remark some facts that we consider as most relevant to our sport success:
• Students get plenty of personal attention by young professors (50 professors), highly qualified (over 60% doctors) and dedicated to the students´ training.
• Sports tutors who watch over harmonizing the academic and sport life.
• Our experience of 14 years (10 classes, more than 1,100 graduates). We are the first to offer both the bachelor´s degree and the EHEA undergraduate degree in the Region of Murcia.
• Students coming from related fields (e.g. Physical Education) will gain the recognition of credits obtained in their previous studies.
• High demand for students to come to study the degree with us (360 in the first year).
• UCAM Sports Center, the largest gym in Murcia, with modern facilities.
• The research background, with more than 60 master´s thesis, 14 doctoral thesis defenses and more than 45 research projects.
UCAM also organizers and participates in numerous sports competitions across the country, being the Spanish Universities Championship as the main national competition, where UCAM has an impressive record being among the top five Spanish Universities for the last few years: 1st position in 2011/2012. UCAM has also developed a sponsorship programme for various teams from the Region of Murcia in sports such as basketball, volleyball and football. The “Sports Service” is the greatest exponent in this are within the University, and its priority objective is to allow all UCAM students enjoy their preferred sport category under the best possible conditions. To accomplish this goal, UCAM has its own 3,000 square meters Sports Center, a gym with state-of-the-art equipment. The muscle-building room “Technogym”, has an area of 600 square meters, and has been awarded with the Innovation Prize in the Europe´s Top Fair of Fitness, Well-being and Health. Another relevant element of the Sports Service is the Annual Programme devoted to top level (high performance) athletes and sportsmen7women, through the University carries out a personalized monitoring process for those UCAM student athletes, with the aim of helping them overcome the difficulties that arise from balancing their academic and training activities.
UCAM work on several collaborative partnerships under the Erasmus+ Sport action either as partner either as main coordinator. The team has relevant experience for undertaking the implementation of the current project.
Serbian Rugby League Federation
The Serbian Rugby League Federation has been working on the development of rugby league sports in Serbia for 19 years, since 2001. Our Federation has implemented number of activities in the development of sports, especially in working with children and youth (example projects implemented with the Australian Embassy in Belgrade – Direct Aid Program, Ministry of Youth and Sport of the Republic of Serbia, local community and government,…). Coaches, match officials (referees) education, also on the field of good government in sport and work with top Serbian rugby league athletes of both genders.
The Serbian Rugby League Federation carries forth the below main activities:
– Development of rugby league sports in the territory of Serbia. Organization of rugby league education of referees, coaches, players. Working with players of both genders.
– Organising domestic competitions between Serbian rugby league clubs and Serbian national teams (both genders, senior men and women and youth men and women), to participate in official and friendly international matches.
– Working with children and youth, promoting healthy lifestyles.
North Macedonian School Sport Federation (NMSSF)
HISTORY AND STRUCTURE
Macedonian School Sport Federation (MSSF) is established as NGO in 1964. It is composed by three regions, divided in 8 zones. The operative organizational units are 36 Municipality Associations for School Sport which contains more than 200 school sport clubs as cells of the school sport system. MSSF has four full time employees and eleven part time activists. The main governmental partner of MSSF is the Agency for youth and sport which provides financial support on behalf of the Macedonian government. MSSF is a full member of International School Sport Federation (ISF) participating in many events and championships organized by ISF.
MSSF has an imperative to involve as much as possible pupils and high school students in the sport competitions starting from school, municipality, zonal, regional level and ending on a state level. In such way MSFF is creating a wide basis for further development of sport in the country. The second target of MSSF is to improve the teaching process of physical education and to influence the normal development of the children providing healthy future of new generations.
MSSF is organizing competitions on different levels which annually involve more than 100.000 pupils and students in collective and individual sports. The best school teams from municipalities are competing in the zones, from where the best teams are qualifying on the state championships. Those championships are organized in a way that every second paired year is organized an event named as Gymnaziade, for the high school students, while in the meantime the championships in different sport disciplines are organized in different places. In un-paired years when there is no Gymnaziade, are organized School Olympic Games for the primary schools, and in the meanwhile the championships in different disciplines are organized in different places. In practice, every year there is Gymnazide or School Olympic Games with more than 1000 young athletes. Beside the usual sport disciplines threw these events, the MSSF every year is promoting sports whose are not very popular among the younger generations.
Beside the championships, MSSF last year started to organize Leagues in different sports which give sustainability and continuity of the school sport activities. From time to time the best school teams are participating in championships organized by ISF.
MSSF for the best young athletes at the end of the school years is organizing camps for different sports where the best players are developing their skills and performances under mentorships of the best couches and players in Macedonia.
In order to improve the physical education in lower primary education, MSSF organized a project titled as Fun School Sport which enables employment a lot of unemployed teachers of physical education. Prior to their engagement, MSSF is organizing appropriate trainings for these beneficiaries.
MSSF is deeply involved together with the Faculty for Sport, physical culture and sport in permanent training and re-training of the physical culture teachers organizing different types of workshops, seminars and other events.
And finally, in order to share good practices for school sport and teaching in physical education, MSSF every second year is organizing a conference where are presented a lot of professional, popular and scientific articles related to school sport and physical culture.