From June 2013 to July 2015, our organisation developped the project PLAY IN RIO in the favela Tijacu, located in the Tijuca forest of Rio de Janeiro.
Learn more about the Favela Tijuaçu here
The 3 objectives of this project were to :
- Bring ports equipment to local educators and children from the favela (balls, shirts, educational material, t-shirts, etc.)
- Organize free football camps for the children
- Provide on-site training to local educators in order to leave a legacy and a positive social impact.
FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT THE "PLAY IN RIO" PROJECT :
- 3 weeks of free football camp were organised in the Tijuacu favela
- More than 250 children aged 6 to 18 (boys and girls) participated in our football camps
- 15 local coaches participated in our camps and shared experiences and good educational and coaching practices with our european experts
- Educational and technical documents were translated into Portuguese and left to the local educators in order to give them useful coaching tools
- More than 250 KG of sporting goods were offered to the children and the local educators (footballs, football shirts and shorts, goalkeeper equipments, coaching tools, etc...)
- More that 250 LET'S PLAY T-shirts were donated to the children
- In 2014, 20 Kids of the Favela were invited by LET'S PLAY ASSOCIATION to attend the FIFA World Cup game ECUADOR vs FRANCE at Maracana Stadium
- On top of private companies and individuals, our project was supported and funded by the UEFA Youth League, the Swiss Football Federation, and during the 2014 Fifa world cup, our team has been invited at "CASA BLEUE" in Rio de Janeiro by Mr Noel LEGRAET, Président of the French Football Federation along with several members of the Executive comitee
- On the pitch, we received the visit of former Player Olivier DACOURT, but also a delegation from the French Football Federation, leaded by Mr Patrick PION (Deputy Technical Director) and Gaëtane THINEY (Capitain of the Women's National Team of Football). In 2015, we invited former Olympique de Marseille and As Monaco Goalkeeper Stéphane PORATO as LET'S PLAY Ambassador and coach.
PHOTO GALLERY : SEASON 3 - 2015
LET'S PLAY Team Members : Stéphane EHRHART, Arnaud SZYMANSKI, Stéphane PORATO
PHOTO GALLERY : SEASON 2 - FIFA WORLD CUP 2014
LET'S PLAY Team Members : Stéphane EHRHART, Neil BEECROFT, Arnaud SZYMANSKI, Roger STRUBI, Renaud VUIGNIER, Alvaro VICENTE, Julien PATEAU, Thomas JUNOD, Laurent PAPILLON, Malorie CORMIER, Natalia MORELLI, Amanda MALVES, Jean KLEIS, Dylan BEY, Carmen ROELLI, Maxime PATEAU, Ilan BLINDERMAN, Catherine GIE, Beatriz ANDRADE
PHOTO GALLERY : SEASON 1 - FIFA CONFEDERATIONS CUP 2013
LET'S PLAY Team Members : Stéphane EHRHART, Arnaud SZYMANSKI, Valentin FAVRE, Mario MACEDO