Kyiv Regional Football Federation has got a new home

On Friday, January 17, a solemn meeting of the Kiev Regional Football Federation took place, during which a new office of the main football body of the Kyiv region was officially opened.

During the meeting, President of the Ukrainian Football Association, UEFA Executive Committee member Andriy Pavelko noted the development of football in the Kyiv region over the past years, which has led to successes at the national level. According to the head of the UAF, Kyiv Region presented Ukraine with U-20 World Cup champion Kirill Drysluk, Kovalsky Kolos, who until recently was among the amateur teams, has been playing here, and is already giving battle to the best UPL clubs. Also known not only in Ukraine but also in Europe, the arbitrators are Serhiy Boyko and Mykola Balakin.

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“Kyiv region football plays an important role in the activities of the national association. It is therefore very gratifying that the organization will have its Football House for the first time in history. I have no doubt that life will continue to thrive here and fateful decisions will be made for all Ukrainian football. It is nice to remember that the year 2019 was one of the most successful in our country's history - we became world champions among U-20 teams and entered the European Championship in 2020. And these are the results of the work of the whole system of Ukrainian football, including Kyiv region. Each and every one of you has made every effort to make the dreams of millions of fans a reality, ”Andrei Pavelko assured everyone in attendance.

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UAF President also announced the beginning of design work on construction in the village of Knyazhichi, in Kyiv region, the base for youth and national teams of Ukraine, noted the strong development of football infrastructure in the region over the past years, which is the emergence of about 100 new fields and 10 full-size fields .

To greet the football community of Kyiv region with the opening of the House of Football also came the head coach of the U-17 youth team Alexander Petrakov (coach of the U-20 world champions), coach of the national team Oleksandr Shovkovskyi, first vice-presidents of UAF Oleg Protashenko and Vadim Tatsensky of the headquarters of the youth team Vasily Kardash.

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Alexander Petrakov thanked all representatives of the Kiev Regional Football Federation for their assistance in preparing the youth and youth teams for the 2015 and 2019 World Championships, as well as the 2018 European Championships. Oleksandr Shovkovsky wished the Kyiv region to train talented football players who would in the future fill up the Ukrainian national team.

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During the opening ceremony of the House of Football, Andriy Pavelko awarded honorary diploma to the functionaries of the region - Alexander Kurylko, Alexei Lavrushenko, Gennady Millurik, Gennady Prishchepchuk and Gennady Mamon - for their contribution to the development of football in the Kyiv region. Also, the young students of FC “Chaika” from Petropavlovskaya Borschagivka were presented with soccer balls and memorable gifts.

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The new office of the Kiev Regional Football Federation received gifts from Alexander Shovkovsky - a ball and a t-shirt with the autographs of players of the national team of Ukraine were handed over to the museum of the regional federation.

Yaroslav Moskalenko congratulated the participants and thanked everyone for their cooperation: “I congratulate everyone on the opening of the football home of Kyiv region! We have been together for a long time. Now our team has all the conditions for even more productive work. The office is two-storey: on one floor there will be working meetings, executive committees, arbitrators will work, and on the second floor there will be the whole team of the regional federation, which will solve daily urgent affairs of our football. I want to thank everyone who was involved in the organization of this office and I call for joint work for the development of the football field of Kyiv. "

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