Bologna FC wins 10th International Helvetia U16 Cup The Sunday was dominated by the final matches. Both semi-finals of the Helvetia U16 Cup were decided after a penalty shoot-out after the regular playing time. Bologna FC and Benfica Lisbon stayed cooler and reached the final. The final was very attractive and similarly balanced to the semi-finals. Since no goals were scored in the ten minute overtime, [...]
Florian Kohfeldt is currently the coach of the 1st team of SV Werder Bremen. In former times he was a participant in the INTERNATIONAL HELVETIA U16 CUP as a youth coach. We were allowed to interview him about this unique tournament: 1st While you were youth coach at SV Werder Bremen, you and your teams took part in the International Helvetia U16 Cup several times. What [...]
FC Brunnen as a guest at Chelsea FC Foundation's Disability Football Showcase Our FIM- Family member, the FC Brunnen was a guest at the 2nd Disability Football Showcase of the Chelsea FC Foundation last weekend. The team, led by two coaches of the Heilpädagogisches Schul- und Beratungszentrum Sonnenberg, played its first international Special Needs tournament and was able to reach the semifinals with strong team [...]
The 10th INTERNATIONAL HELVETIA U6 CUP will take place from 01 - 04 August 2019 in Lugano. An international and interesting mixture of football players is again expected at the tournament. United in football, the football stars of tomorrow and the heroes of everyday life will meet in a sporty but also friendly atmosphere. On Tuesday, the OC team [...]
10th International Helvetia U16 Cup The 10th International Helvetia U16 Cup will be held for the first time in Lugano from 01 to 04 August 2019. A tournament where local and Swiss U16 teams will have the opportunity to compete against top European clubs. Part of the tournament will be the first Special Needs European Cup. With an international field of participants, the Special Needs European [...]
FIM-Family Project Laos (2nd part of the project) - "Education & Integration through Football" Today we visited 2 schools where the coaches trained 100 children. When we arrived at the place we were really impressed. Everything was set up and the training was already running. The coaches put the learned knowledge into practice.
FIM-Family Project Laos (2nd part of the project) - "Education & Integration through Football" After the official welcome by our president Alois Kessler the program was presented by Andy Rose, Chelsea FC Foundation over the next days. The young coaches shared their training experience with us. In a first theoretical and practical session, they got to know different training possibilities about scalability on the soccer field. [...]
The next unit of the FIM Family Project starts in Laos (together with Chelsea FC & SV Werder Bremen) " Project Laos - Education and Integration through Football". Capacity Building: Training in football coaching, values and social skills, including first aid, hygiene and health education for young Laotians, so that they can pass on their knowledge to younger Laotian youth (peer-to-peer education).
Make you strong for inclusion! The 2nd VfBfairplay network meeting in Stuttgart was once again about inclusion. FIM CEO, Hanspeter Rothmund was an expert on a podium and reported on the joint projects with VfB Stuttgart. It was a great event with exciting discussions and interesting personalities. The Brenz Band made sure that there was good music. We are looking forward to being there again next [...]