TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen is one of the fresh new members of the European Multisport Club Association. Today the German club has around 10,000 members in 13 departments, which cover the leisure sports, para-sports and competitive sports sectors with all age groups. The club is counted among to the most successful clubs in Germany and, not by chance, in Rio 2016 their athletes won 6 gold medals during the recent Paralympics and 15 medals in total.
But TSV Bayer’s practices are particularly interesting not only for the great sport results gained, but also for the importance of social values that the Club and the sport sections transmit to their athletes.
Particularly interesting to mention is the Dual Career Programme promoted by TSV Bayer Leverkusen 04 and New-Frame. This programme puts the stress on the importance of supporting athletes by combining high performance sport and education. In other words, it aims to secure their future by ensuring a strong education or vocational background, giving them new opportunities not only on the sport field.
New-Frame and TSV Bayer 04 were very kind to let us share two videos that well-represent the programme, with a special interview to Anna Klink, German football player. You can watch them here below:
The European Week of Sport has just ended, but not the events, that are still going on withthe participation of millions of people all around our continent, all linked by the common value of sport, seen both as promotion of physical activity and social inclusion.
The #BeActive Week is a splendid occasion for the European Multisport Club Association and for its clubs to promote the sport movement, through special events at local level. In particular, Ferencvaros has been one of the most active Multisport clubs. Fradi indeed organised two special days in schools: to the Bálint Sándor Institute of Petőfi Sándor Primary School with Dénes Dibusz as a surprise guest, and on Wednesday Norbert Madaras and Dávid Gera represented Ferencváros at Heltai Gáspár Primary School.
These two wonderful events gained a lot of success, and we are happy to share with you a beautiful video of the activities promoted by Fradi:
The European Week of Sport has officialy started. Today, the ceremony of the opening of the second edition of the great #BeActive event promoted by the European Commission took place in Kosice (Slovakia), in a splendid sunny day that contributed to the creation of a wonderful atmosphere.
After the spectacular “Retro Bike Fest”, where citizens had the occasion to cycle on old bikes, having fun together, the stage was left to the huge flash mob called #FlashMOVE, organised thanks to the cooperation of ISCA (International Sport and Culture Association). Boys, girls and everybody made a great coreographic dance in many cities of Europe. And the stage of the Kosice event became one with all the others.
Then, it was time for the institutional messages by representatives of the city administration and Slovak Government, together with EU Commissioner Tibor Navracsics and the MEP Silvia Costa. In particular, they underlined the importance of sport in the European Union. Lot of applauses, finally, for Christian Karembeu, former footballer and Ambassador of the European Week of Sport.
The closure of the ceremony was spectacular too, with people of all ages dancing all together thanks to the group Spartakiada 2016, that made everybody cheer and applaud before the starting of the Kosice Marathon Warm Up Run, the sport event of the day.
To sum up, it has been a splendid day that wil lead us to a great week of sport promotion and activities. An again, the European Multisport Club Association is proud and honoured to be partner of the #EWoS! #BeActive!
Only few hours and everything will start. The opening of the European Week of Sport 2016 is going to be celebrated tomorrow (10th September) in Kosice (Slovakia), and it will be represented by over 15.000 events taking place this and next week and aimed at promoting sport and physical activity in every corner of Europe. “Sport is for all” and it doesn’t matter if you are old or young, a man or a woman, a sportsman or just an amateur: this week is a splendid occasion for everyone to #BeActive and to practice a sport, celebrating its importance both for health and integration.
The European Multisport Club Association this year is honoured to be one of the partners of the European Commission in the promotion of EWoS and we will play our role in the promotion of physical activity among European people.
First of all, we will be in Kosice for the opening of the week, and we will share photo and reports of the event on our website and on our social media, in order to update everyone with every possible content related to #BeActive!
Moreover, EMCA itself will take part next 12th-13th September in a special two-day-conference organised by the House of Sport. The event is called “Physical Activity – Tomorrow`s Cure” and it will take place in the Salle Gothique of the Hotel de Ville. Representatives of the sport movement and experts, together with professional organizations and companies will discuss about the future of sport, delivering a common message of consolitating the importance of the movement, since sport gives benefits for physicial activity, health and for the economy.
But we will not be part of the EWoS just as EMCA, but also thanks to many of our clubs, that are preparing other events at national level.
For example, Ferencvaros, next 13th-14th September is organising two special Sport School Days focused on the European Week of Sport, promoting physical activity among youngsters. Our new friends from Bayer Leverkusen too are preparing several events under the #BeActive motto: from 12th to 17th Septemebr, the Club will promote activities for all people who will join: the “Sport Plus Trial Week” (www.tsvbayer04.de/sportplus) will be dedicated to boys and girls; while next 17th September all Fitness lovers will have to occasion to participate for free to several sport courses promoted by the Club (www.tsvbayer04.de/freizeit-breitensport). Several activities will be also dedicated to Judo and to Skating (17th September).
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September has just started and after our “Olympic” holidays, the European Multisport Club Association is back at work, with many interesting appointments that are scheduled in the next weeks.
Actually, the first event took place few days ago, precisely last 29th August, when the Association met at The House of Sports in Brussels Mr. Hannu Takkula (MEP), Rapporteur of the European Parliament’s Report on the “Integrated approach to Sport Policy: Good Governance, accessibility and integrity”. The meeting has been a fruitful occasion to exchange views about the importance of transparency in the sport governance. EMCA has already given Mr. Takkula its availability to share its Multisport point of view in order to help in the drafting of the document.
Regarding the future, next weeks are going to be focused on the European Week of Sport. Next 10th September, EMCA will be present in Kosice, for the opening ceremony of the Week. And in the framework of the EwOS, next 12th September the Association will promote with the main stakeholders of the European Sport system a special event in Brussels. Finally, next 15th September, EMCA is going to participate and to co-sign to the official declaration on the good governance in Sports event, promoted by the European Commission.
Photo taken from www.twitter.com/jerome_pero
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