The tournament of hope for children

On July 20th, the tournament for social center clubs was held in Uyen Phuong football pitch in Hue city by Hope Center club. This tournament is one of activities in the cooperation between NFF/FFAV and Football Association of Thua Thien Hue province. Most of the players in this tournament were disadvantaged children who came from four social centers in Thua Thien Hue. This activity is organized with the funding support from Nordcham Charity Auction and UEFA Foundation for children last Christmas.

At 8:00 AM, the tournament started. The pitch was divided into two parts, one for boys and one girls. The weather in Hue was hot but it couldn’t reduce the passion for football of children. They played happily and excitedly under morning sunshine. We can see the concentration on the faces of every child.


Non-competitive football spirit was also showed clearly in this tournament. The result was not the thing that children concerned most. When I asked how they feel about the result, Thi, a girl who came from Children Protection Center of Thua Thien Hue said: “No matter how the result is, I’m still happy. The thing I concern is just playing football and that’s it”.

“I feel very happy today. You know it’s not easy for children who come from social centers to have a day and a tournament like this. This would help to bring more energy and motivation for disadvantaged children.” Mr. Ho Quang Khanh, a staff of Hope Center shared.

This tournament is also a chance to let disadvantaged children make friend and have relaxing time in the summer. It also helps these children to be more confident in life.

Cuong V Truong