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Allianz and FC Bayern have kicked off the ninth Allianz Junior Football Camp (#AJFC) this week, offering children from 25 nations the chance to learn and play with the best of the best. FC Bayern will again host the camp on its famous training grounds, this year taking place from August 17 to 22.
A total of 54 girls and boys will benefit from exposure to top football trainers and players. For the first time, Allianz and the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation have partnered to enable a 17-year-old boy from Afghanistan take part in the Camp.
“This year´s camp takes the project one important step further, offering coaching for both physical and mental health and going further to encourage intercultural exchange. Allianz is entering its ninth year as sponsor of the camp as a proud advocate of health, community, adventure and team spirit,” said Oliver Kraus, Global Partnership Manager at Allianz SE.
Allianz is dedicated to encouraging its customers and future generations to fulfilling their dreams and will launch a 10-part video series documenting participants’ life stories and experiences at the camp. The webisodes offer glimpse into how the AJFC has improved their lives and will appear on the Allianz YouTube Channel.
The first short film “One Chance to Save his Family from Poverty” features 12-year-old Chandan, a young and talented footballer from India who joined the AJFC in 2016. With a monthly salary of only 40 euros, his mother was not able to afford a pair of football cleats, so Chandan pursued his passion – playing barefoot. In the video, he explains how the AJFC has changed his life: from playing barefoot to becoming a celebrity in this hometown, Chandan has been recognized by his school, home state and the central government authorities. He has even been shortlisted to represent the Baichung Bhutia Football Academy in the U-13 league team.
The Facebook live stream with an FC Bayern player and an AJFC participant will also be broadcasted on August 19 at 9:00 AM CET via https://www.facebook.com/allianz/
More information about the cooperation between Allianz and FC Bayern:
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