The rally “Our guys” is gaining momentum in Tatarstan, hundreds of children have participated in unique training
The “Our Guys” project was launched in the republic, designed to support the Russian national football team and attract children to sports. During this week, ex-footballers of the national team visit several cities in Tatarstan and give lessons to young athletes. The organizers of the new project are the Russian Football Union, the regional partner – TAIF. Participants in the rally have already visited Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny and Nizhnekamsk. Read the detailed report of the petrochemical capital in the material of Realnoe Vremya.
Five days – six cities
Nizhnekamsk has become the third city in Tatarstan visited by Russian football stars. In the main sports arena – Neftekhimik Stadium – Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Ruslan Pimenov, Dmitry Sychev and Dmitry Khlestov were waiting for students of the Neftekhimik Sports School.
The children took their places in the stands well before the start of the event and fought over what they expected from the next master class. In total, around 300 children came to the course.
“I want to learn how to pass the ball correctly, to score goals, to make feints and to practice technique,” Rail Minnigaliev said.
“I’m going to ask Sychev how he got into the Russian national team and how to become a successful football player,” said Vazin Davletshin.
“Seeing and communicating with the legends of Russian football is a great success,” said Yan Parfenov.
The RFU, the gas station chain Gazpromneft and Volkswagen provided the unique opportunity to meet former players of the Russian national team. TAIF acted as a regional partner of Football Lesson, within the framework of the RFU “Football At School” project.
By the way, in the Republic of Tatarstan, as well as in seven other regions of Russia, from September 1, 2021, a football course was introduced in general educational institutions. The promotional tour has been timed to coincide with the team’s upcoming matches in the 2022 World Cup qualifying cycle.
“We did not have such conditions for sport in our childhood”
There was a warm-up before class, then team games. The guys listened carefully to the instructions of the Russian athletes.
“First of all, we give a message to the guys to use our example to train with maximum efficiency, to master their skills. Visiting former national team players should be a big incentive for them. We didn’t have such conditions for sports in our childhood, but we always wanted to win and achieve something in life, to stay in history. Guys also have every chance, if they use their heads. The mission of adults is also important, ”noted Dmitry Sychev.
Former players of the Russian national team were surprised by the high level of training of athletes from Nizhnekamsk.
“The feeling of training is very positive. The main thing is that the guys are interested, everyone’s eyes light up. It’s not all right, but you give some advice and they start to get it all. All you have to do is work, love football and use less gadgets, “Dmitry Sychev is convinced.
Before Nizhnekamsk, the athletes visited Kazan, Naberezhnye Chelny, they also plan to hold training sessions in Bugulma, Almetyevsk, Chistopol and return to Kazan, where on Sunday, October 3, the Our Guys rally started.
“The trainings are taking place actively. The guys are good, very active. My children also play soccer, I see that the technique of the local boys is of the same level. It is necessary to involve the young generation in sport. We want to bring joy to the children with our visit, we also have great pleasure in communicating with them, ”said Diniyar Bilyaletdinov.
“After such lessons, the guys will start to take the sport more seriously”
In Kazan, completing the rally, ex-players of the Russian national football team will spend 2 days. On October 6, an inclusive game is organized with the participation of athletes with intellectual disabilities. October 7, TAIF. The soccer course will be held at the central stadium for children of educational schools in Kazan.
“We would really like these workouts to be forever etched in the memory of the boys. When I was a child, I could only dream of such master classes. We lacked communication with successful people. I think after such lessons the guys will start to take the sport more seriously, ”said former Russian national team player Ruslan Pimenov.
In just 5 days, more than 1,500 children of different ages will participate in football lessons.
Lilia Egorova. Photo: Albert Mouklokov