2019 International Football for Friendship Forum was held in Madrid on May 30. For the first time, the Seventh Season of the programme has united the experts from around the world: professional football coaches, children’s teams doctors, invited stars, journalists of the world’s leading media, and representatives of the international football academies and federations.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gazprom Viktor Zubkov, Real Madrid and Brazil Legend, World Cup winner and 3 times UEFA Champions League Winner Roberto Carlos, the Young Ambassador of the programme Ananya Kamboj from India, and Soccer Barcelona Youth Academy CEO Miquel Puig gave their speeches at the opening of the 2019 International Football for Friendship Forum.
This year, the Forum united 10 theme sessions dedicated to the topical questions of the children’s and youth sports development. The experts have discussed the methods of training, management of children’s sporting events, work on prevention of traumas in children’s football, features of the dialog between the child and the parents, and methods of encouragement of honour and fairness. Special attention was paid to what ways of professional development of children’s coaches exist now.