Young and old should join in and enjoy the fun of football. With free admission, the GSC invites you to a colorful program in the Gruabn as part of the Graz Sports Year.
“The pandemic and the lockdowns have shown how important sport and community are for mental and physical health,” emphasizes the GSC chairman Klaus Vidovic. “That is why we want to encourage families to join in on Sunday, July 4th, between 10 and 15 with a varied football-related program.”
Football golf is about completing a course with as few contacts as possible. In soccer bowling, as many cones as possible should be knocked down with a soccer ball. There are also competitions in penalty and goal wall shooting. “So that the little ones can play freely and to their heart’s content, a small football field is marked out especially for them,” explains GSC youth leader Michael Kratzer.
Youth work is to be expanded
The GSC has currently reported seven youth teams to the Styrian Football Association (StFV). That should be more soon. The sports club expects significantly more visitors thanks to the artificial turf training field, which will be completed by September. “That this was decided by the local council during the sports year is really a milestone,” says Kratzer happily.
We are also looking for other motivated youth trainers. Whether committed parents, student teachers, former players or football enthusiasts does not matter. “What counts is the commitment and a heart that beats for children and young people and football,” says youth leader Kratzer, who can be reached for questions on 0664 1916 546.
“Anyone who is interested in working for the GSC in the long-term in youth work will get paid for the training from us,” adds chairman Vidovic.