A Christmas gift from a good friend in Norway

Sogn og Fjordane is a NFF’s regional Football Association. Every year, they organize a mini tournament focus on fundraising to help the children in Hong Tien – Huong Tra district and 7 football clubs in Nam Dong district of Thua Thien Hue province.

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Their fundraising activities are very various, ranging from selling homemade food to receiving fund from local businesses with each goal in every football matches. This year, those meaningful activities were organized by the club’s youngest players (6-10 years old). Regardless of their young ages, they did a wonderful job in raising fund and support their Vietnamese friends with the total of NOK 11.472. FFAV football clubs also learned from the effectiveness in Sogn og Fjordance fundraising activities to apply in their own club in the past few years to enable a sustainable and self-financed football club after 2018.

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Children in Norway are well aware of such strong solidarity in the football family all around the world. With the hope to make life easier for many children in Hue, to help them have a useful playground as they do in Norway, the children from Sogn og Fjordane shows us that a little help from ones who can give can make the world a better place and that football can make people realize their social responsibilities and bring them together no matter who they are or where they are from.

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This year is the last year Sogn og Fjordane run this project. However, their contribution through the last years has helped us a lot in our cause of developing grassroots football for the children in the mountainous area. Thanks to their contribution, almost 1000 children can participate in the regular football activities every week and at least 1 fun football festival organized a year for children in the mountainous area benefiting also children in the nearby clubs.

With our deep gratitude, we wish our friends in Sogn og Fjordane a Merry Christmas and all the best to your activities and future plan!

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