The European Multisport Club Association promotes sport activities in all dimension and, thanks to its establishment, it has been creating partnerships and friendships among its members. A good example of EMCA inter-club cooperation was seen recently, when Mr. Bojan Mijatovic, Local Coordinator of the Sport&Support Project, visited Lisbon and Sporting Clube de Portugal, meeting Mr. Pedro Cunha Batista (Sporting S&S Local Coordinator) and Carlos Roda, the infrastructure manager.
Mr. Mijatovic had the occasion to experience a fantastic tour in one of Europe’s oldest Multisport clubs dating from 1906, visiting also the impressive Sporting Museum with an innumerable amount of trophies from dozens of sports. Moreover, the tour included an extensive visit to the stadium and to various multisport facilities of the Club.
A visit to the Foundation showed the various activities, support and joy
that Sporting brings to their oldest members and to people with disabilities. Particularly impressive was the meeting with the oldest female member from the club – Maria de Lurdes Borges de Castro, who is now 93 years old.
To sum up, it has been a beautiful exchange of views: and that is why HAŠK Mladost would like to thank Sporting and all its members for their kind hospitality, looking forward to new opportunities to cooperate in the EMCA framework!
The European Multisport Club Association is honored to be partner of the European Commission in the framework of the European Week of Sport 2016. And together with our friends from FESI and from the other associations part of the House of Sport, we are preparing the field for our actions that will take place next September.
In particular, next 12th and 13th September, the Salle Gothique de l’Hotel de Ville in Brussels will host a special cycle of seminars that will focus on the role of sport activity in the promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Not by chance, “Physical Activity is Tomorrow’s Cure”, and our Association is in first line to promote these aspects.
#BeActive is the main theme. And the European Commission underlines the importance of these roundtables, that will see the participation of Mr. Tibor Navracsics (Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport), who will open the panel and of several ambassadors coming from the world of sport.
The panel will be then closed by Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, in a speech that will be followed by a 5km run / walk, that will represent the end of the event. Not by chance, since we must be active.
Sport is the key. And #BeActive is the way.
Save the Date – House of Sport
Sporting Clube de Portugal is one of the most important clubs of Europe, with probably the greatest Academy of Portugal. The last edition of the European Football Championship, that saw the victory of Portugal National Team over France, demonstrated once more the pivotal role of Sporting in the Lusitanian sport movement.
Sporting has been indeed the most represented team in the final match of the competition, with four players who represented Portugal at “Stade de France” last Sunday. Rui Patricio, William Carvalho, Adrien Silva and Joao Mario helped their country to gain the final victory, but they weren’t alone. Together with them, who play today for Sporting, there were other six players who started their career in the Sporting Academy. Cristiano Ronaldo, Ricardo Quaresma, Nani, Joao Moutinho, José Fonte and Cedric, they all can be considered Leões without any question, for a total of ten players – who all played the final match – out of the 23 footballers of the Portugal National Team.
To sum up, a great victory for Portugal and a great satisfaction for Sporting. And we, the European Multisport Club Association, are happy to congratulate them for the brilliant result. Well done!
During the Final Sport&Support Meeting, taking place last 30th June in Brussels, our Multisport Clubs received the visit of an appreciated guest: Bayer Leverkusen, whose representatives joined EMCA’s ones in a fruitful conversation about the role of Multisport in Europe, putting a stress on dual careers and other several interesting aspects.
Our new German friends were so kind to send us few images regarding the opening of their Multisport Arena at the “Kurt-Rieß-Sportanlage”, in a great event that saw the participation of around 3,000 people of all ages. We are glad to share them on our channels. Multisport must be for all: and these are the initiatives we like!
The European Multisport Club Association gives our clubs the chance of cooperate and exchange best practices, building up relationships among our Multisport partners, all united by the same Multisport values.
Not by chance, Levski “Sports For All” representatives participated in Lisbon to the celebrations for the 110th birthday of Sporting Clube de Portugal.
For Mr. Bruno de Carvalho, Mr. Lusien Velchev and Ms. Vanina Milanova, who had already met last 21st June in Rome for the Sport&Support Seminar, this event was a splendid occasion to reinforce their partnership in EMCA framework, towards future Projects together.
A great occasion to assess the results of the Sport&Support Project and to write the path for future actions, in a very fruitful dialogue among Multisport Clubs’ representatives. The House of Sport in Brussels, Avenue des Arts 43, was the theatre of the final event of the Project, seeing the presence of a special guest: Yves Le Lostecque, Head of Sport Unit of the European Commission.
Mr. Le Lostecque updated our representatives about the new priorities of the European Commission in terms of sport, including the importance of the role of the sport movement to contribute to the integration of Refugees, a subject that is truly felt by Multisport Clubs. These aspects, as well as with the involvement of the European Multisport Club Association in the European Week of Sport 2016, will represent our steps in the immediate future.
Regarding the Sport&Support Project, this final reunion was a perfect occasion to make a summary
about the activities done and their outreach. Multisport Clubs, thanks to their supporters, managers and athletes all around Europe, represent a huge part of the sport movement and the numbers of people involved in Sport&Support events demonstrated that once more.
Multisport Clubs’ EMCA representatives, with the presence of our new friends from Bayer Leverkusen too, gave birth to a interesting round table, underlying the cooperation that helped us to realize the Project, reaching the great results that were celebrated and recognised by the European Media at all levels.
With a little bit of “saudade” for the end of Project, but with the awareness that “Sport&Support” has been the beginning of something even greater, the stress was put on the common values that unite us all in the name of “Multisport For All”. That is the idea that made us start all in 2013; that is the idea that will keep to motivate us, starting from next challenges. Next step… #BeActive!
A fruitful exchange of views, best practices and models, in the splendid Multisport atmosphere of Stadio di Domiziano. In few words, the 5th Sport&Support Seminar, promoted by Società Sportiva Lazio and CONI Servizi, was an authentic success, that surely planted its seeds for further cooperation in the EMCA framework.
Ms Daniela Drago and Mr Federico Eichberg were brilliant hosters of the event, that saw the participation of sport institutions, in particular from CONI, and experts, like Prof. Tognon from Padua University, who focused his speech on the importance of a specifity of Multisport in the European panorama of sports organisations
The event was also an occasion to present the results of the Sport&Support Project, with Project Coordinator Valerio Di Tommaso who showed to Polisportiva’s presidents the results of our activities and spoke – in cooperation with Mr. Eichberg – about the next steps of EMCA.
Morever, the presence of presidents and managers from three of the partner clubs gave the event even a more European Dimension. During the last session, Mr. De Carvalho from Sporting Portugal, Mr. King from Everton In the Community and Ms. Vilanova from Levski “Sports for All” showed presentations about their clubs’ government structures and histories, creating a fantastic patchwork made of different features, but all united by the common values of Multisport. These values, as Mr. De Carvalho said, are our DNA. And it is our responsibility to keep our Mission: Multisport For All.