Ukrainian OFFS workshop was held from August 19 until August 21 in the City of Illichivsk under the authority of the FFU for regional football federations’ staff (representatives) who are responsible for the "Open Fun Football Schools" project implementation.
The main meeting’s topic was the implementation of the FFU national and social project "Open Fun Football Schools", in the regions. The aforementioned project required the carrying out of massive 5-days children grassroots football schools and organization of regular weekly "open" sessions (lessons) for children using the principle "football for everyone".
The specific extension of the workshop will be the similar education in each region, where local organizers will pick out volunteer teams for project implementation among teachers and children coaches and will share gained knowledge and experience with them.
The workshop participants have also reviewed FFU grassroots football projects. Among them were such important projects as stadiums construction for the development of children and youth football in regions, "Open Fun Football Schools", FFU Regions Cup, "Leather Ball" tournament, projects concerning supplying schools with balls, equipment and guidance materials and contest for the best football lesson.
The workshop required the participation of each representative in practical and methodic lessons, discussion of all organizational issues concerning festivals preparation, and in accordance with the correspondent agreements, participation of local internal affairs bodies’ representatives, who will implement "youth supporter’s schools" and carry out lessons on prevention of children’s conflicts and juvenile crime.
All workshop participant received books, "Open Fun Football Schools" project printings and workshop participant certificate.