Aniko FC x Terre des hommes.
In late 2017 we were given the very exciting opportunity to partner with Terre des hommes to deliver football training sessions in Thessaloniki.
The aim of the project was to target displaced men, aged 16-35, who were living in accommodation centres in the area, and to provide an outlet for them to let go of daily life. Through the sessions, we worked to improve general fitness and football technique, while promoting equality and respect.
Some of our players had the interest and ability to pursue football at the next stage, and one of our aims with this project was to support these players through a local pathway into amateur or professional football.
The project proved to be so popular that we had to increase from 2 sessions to 4 sessions per week, to accommodate all of the players who wanted to join us.
We had a wide range of ability levels, from absolute beginners to professionals, and people from many different nationalities united through the sport.