Inclusive football sections

There are 162 children with disabilities in Ukraine, which is 2% of the child population (the number increased by 3 every year). Such children are constantly faced with stigmatization and discrimination. Many of them do not have the opportunity to do sports. There is a significant lack of qualified specialists and inclusive equipment in the regions.

Photo of UAF press service

With a new project within the UEFA Mass Football Charter, the Ukrainian Football Association aims to:

— to improve the psycho-emotional and physical condition of children through their involvement in physical activities and socialization;

— to change the attitude of Ukrainian society towards people with disabilities;

— provide access to inclusive sports activities;

— to reveal children's potential;

— to unite children and adults, regardless of the peculiarities of physical and mental development.

Inclusive football sections, to which children with special educational needs love to enroll, are opening in 21 communities in Ukraine. Thanks to the UAF, the sections are equipped with football uniforms for children, balls and the necessary sports equipment.

We would like to remind you that in order to implement the project, at the end of August, the trainers were trained at the UAF seminar in Ivano-Frankivsk, and at the beginning of November, an online organizational meeting was held regarding the start of the project.

Photo of UAF press service

National coordination:

Yevhenii Stolitenko, 067-550-81-52, [email protected]

Contacts in the regions:

Vinnytsia region:

Vinnytsia, st. Skaletskoho, 7, Omega Shopping Center, Studio Pilates_ID; St. Bortnyaka, 3, school No. 24

Coach — Vyacheslav Chernysh, 096-688-15-42

Coordinator from the regional football association — Oleksandr Sydoruk, (050) 106 80 36, [email protected], [email protected]

Volyn region:

Lutsk, avenue Sobornosti, 37-B, Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities "Source of Life"

The trainer is Ilya Pustovit, 095-919-31-84

Lutsk, str. Lesi Ukrainky, 20, Lutsk educational and rehabilitation center

The trainer is Svyatoslav Gadzinsky, 095-899-08-51

Coordinator from the regional football association — Vasyl Kokhanovskyi, 095-898-65-01, [email protected]

Zhytomyr region:

Romaniv, str. Lyalevicha, 5, Romaniv Lyceum No. 1

The trainer is Halyna Krotkevich, 067-393-85-81

Coordinator from the regional football association — Ruslan Majevsky, 067-264-87-50, [email protected]

Transcarpathian region:

Irshavska TG, Ilnytsia, str. Tsentralna, 22, Ilnytsk school

The trainer is Nadiya Ivancho, 097-192-02-40

Uzhgorod, str. Zankovetska, 5, Oblasna Youth School of Persons with Disabilities

The trainer is Mykhailo Sinytsia, 095-677-50-12

Coordinators from the regional football association — Viktor Naskalov, 050-267-60-99, Anastasia Penzova, 050-252-92-48, [email protected], [email protected]

Ivano-Frankivsk region:

Kalush, str. Dzvonarska, 4, Kalusky Lyceum No. 3

The trainer is Yuriy Bohdan, 095-837-75-03

Verhovyna, str. Ivana Franka, 7, Verkhovynsky Lyceum

Trainer — Lyudmila Savchuk, 097-080-48-83

Coordinator from the regional football association — Vasyl Sikora, 050-555-31-61, [email protected]

Kyiv region:

Bila Tserkva, str. Zelena, 3, Bilotserkivskyi Natural and Mathematical Lyceum-Gymnasium No. 16

The trainer is Roman Geilo, 098-064-42-31

Coordinator from the regional football association — Volodymyr Maslov, 067-698-77-90, [email protected], [email protected]

Kirovograd region:

Kropyvnytskyi, str. Kuropyatnikova, 19, Kropyvnytskyi educational and rehabilitation center

Coach — Bohdan Gorelenko, 096-833-93-22

Coordinator from the regional football association — Oleksiy Kravchenko, 099-972-11-78, [email protected]

Lviv region:

Busk, str. Parkova, 8, Buska organization of persons with disabilities

Trainers — Ivan Tomkiv, 067-980-32-33; Oksana Shishka, 067-720-92-40

Coordinator from the regional football association — Stepan Ponaida, 067-341-57-35, [email protected], [email protected]

Rivne region:

Rivne, str. Poshtova, 5, Rivne Oblast Youth School for Persons with Disabilities;                                                                                        

Ostrog, str. Vyshenskoho, 42, school No. 1

The trainer is Denys Bogovyi, 095-255-34-49

Rivne, str. Dubenska, 133, school No. 27

Trainer — Volodymyr Odnorog, 067-859-33-15

Coordinators from the regional football association — Taras Kiryanchuk, 067-773-31-55, Oleg Kucher, 068-007-08-80, [email protected]

Ternopil region:

Zbarazh, str. Danyla Halytskoho, 52, Zbaraz Lyceum

The trainer is Ruslan Yushchyshyn, 097-998-13-93

Ternopil, str. Brativ Boychukiv, 6, Ternopil educational and rehabilitation center

The trainer is Natalia Baraniuk, 068-429-96-67

Coordinator from the regional football association — Vasyl Zatorskyi, 068-621-28-95, [email protected]

Khmelnytsky region:

Stara Sinyava, str. 17 Hrushevskogo St., Starosynyavskyi Lyceum

Coach — Ihor Yaroshenko, 096-901-12-80

Khmelnytskyi, str. Zavadskoho, 8/1, school No. 33,

The trainer is Oleg Stolyarchuk, 068-172-81-85

Coordinator from the regional football association — Mykola Kuznetsov, 067-356-75-75, [email protected]

Cherkasy region:

Cherkasy, str. Smilianska, 78, SC "Dnipro"

Coach and coordinator from the regional football association — Bohdan Kulinych, 097-581-76-16, [email protected]

Chernivtsi region: 

Chernivtsi, str. Aksenina, 6, Chernivtsi regional educational and rehabilitation center

Trainer — Oksana Plakhova, 050-884-41-92

Chernivtsi, str. 19 Metropolitan Sheptytskyi Street, Lyceum No. 7

The trainer is Maria Sas-Batrak, 095-485-30-44

Coordinator from the regional football association — Oleksandr Plakhov, 050-660-49-50, [email protected], [email protected]

Subscribe to news