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Rinat Akhmetov Foundation
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21.05.2013 | Kiev

Kiev to host Seni Cup 2013, the IX International Football League for the Disabled

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On May 23-24 Seni Cup 2013”, the IX International Football League for the Disabled, will take place in “Svyatoshin” center (Kiev).  

We will be glad to see you on May 23 at the press conference, a solemn opening ceremony and the “Seni Cup 2013” games.

Following the 2013 regulations the football tournament will see 12 teams from psychoneurological foster homes from all over Ukraine. The winner team will travel in July to Poland for the international final game, where teams from 10 European countries are to compete!

The main goal of the event is to help people with reduced mental and physical capabilities to adapt to the society. The tournament’s additional task is to promote sports among the fosterlings of Ukrainian psychoneurological foster homes as sports engrain will to win and gives positive emotions!

Media representatives will be offered a transfer to and from the

“Svyatoshin” center. Journalists are to gather at 12.45-13.00 on May 23 near “Shulyavskaya” metro station (the square next to the tank). Accreditation of journalists shall be obligatory.

The program for the first day of the tournament (May 23):

14:00 -

Press conference for the tournament providers. The press conference will be attended by: Damian Kolata, General Director, “Bella-Trade” company; Henrik Litvin, Ambassador of Poland in Ukraine; Michal Falenczyk,  the First Secretary of T&IPS of the Polish Embassy in Kiev; Yury Pavlenko, the President’s Commissioner for Children’s Rights;  Alla Shlapak, Head of Permanent Healthcare and Social Protection Committee of the Kiev Council; Boris Voskreskensky, the President of the Disability Football Association of Ukraine; Viktoria Mykolayuk, program and project manager, Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation for Development of Ukraine, and other public officers.

14:30 -

The solemn opening of the tournament with the special guests from the Kyiv City State Administration, the Football Federation of Ukraine, the Football Federation of Kiev, the National Olympic Committee, the National Sports Committee for the Disabled, as well as famous politicians, businessmen, and football players will be present.

15:00 -

The “World of talents” festive concert in which the members of children’s vocal and dancing groups will perform.

15-30 -

Casual communication and cocktail dinner, the party cake, and treatment for the participants provided by McDonalds, TM “Morshinska”, the tournament sponsors.

16:00 -

Departure to Kiev with the approximate arrival time at 16:30.

From 15:30 to 18:00 football matches between the tournament participants will be held. The matches will be played following all FIFA regulations, the judges will represent the Football Federation of Kiev.

The program for the second day of the tournament (May 24): From 10:00 to 12:00 the final football matches will be played. This year will continue the tradition commenced in 2012 for checkers, chess and darts mini qualification games among the participants of the tournament who are not able to participate in active sports.


13:00 -

The solemn slosing of the tournament, with special guests from the  Rinat Akhmetov’s Charity Fund for Development of Ukraine, the Football Federations of Ukraine and Kiev, as well as famous politicians, businessmen and football players.  

13:30 -

Award ceremony of the tournament.

14:00 -

Departure to Kiev with the approximate arrival time at 14:30.

Two football teams, the one who comes first in Ukrainian tournament and the one selected by the providers, will go to the final games in Poland. Within the tournament the providers have also mixed active football games with such qualification games as checkers, chess and darts allowing people with reduced physical capabilities to take part in sports competitions.   

The tournament provider is the “Bella-Trade” company, the official importer of TM Seni products in Ukraine. The tournament is supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ukraine, the Rinat Akhmetov’s Charity Foundation for Development of Ukraine, TZMO SA. The ninth tournament of the “Seni Cup 2013” is sponsored by McDonalds, TM Morshinska, PrJSC “IC “PZU Ukraine”, MC “Dobrobut”.

We will be glad to see you attend the international “Seni Cup 2013” football games!

Accreditation of journalists shall be obligatory!

Contact details for accreditation:

Maria Russkikh

(097) 837-30-24, (044) 364-14-33

e-mail:  russkikh@hoshvapr.com.ua


Reference: The “Seni Cup” tournament was launched 20 years ago in the territory of Poland. Today these competitions are held in such countries as Poland, Russia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. The “Seni Cup” tournament follows all FIFA regulations, accompanied by professional judges match evaluation and is an excellent opportunity for people with special needs to participate in sports competitions and to stimulate physical development of young people who stay at psychoneurological foster homes.




















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