Philosophy of Grassroots Football

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Football is for everyone…

Football can be played by everyone regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnic or social background and level of fitness.

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…and can be played everywhere and anywhere.

FIFA’s Grassroots Programme brings football to children aged six to 12 all over the world.

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Football is a school of life…

Fair play, team spirit and camaraderie are just a few of the many values advocated by football.

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… that is also fun.

Having fun is the most important thing in football. Coaches teach the game, not victory at all costs.

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Let the kids be kids!

Grassroots football must be simple, exciting and rewarding for children.

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