Social Alliance: High-ranking club-representatives as guests in Vienna

The meeting of the social football network has been hosted by FK Austria Wien

Photo by FK Austria Wien

On Monday, the club FK Austria Wien was given the honour of welcoming representatives of prestigious European clubs on their grounds in Vienna. This year, the annual meeting of the “Football Club Social Alliance“, which was established by the Scort Foundation, took place in the district of Favoriten. Delegates of Werder Bremen, Bayern Leverkusen, Queens Park Rangers, the FC Basel as well as of Scort and the UEFA sat down at a table and exchanged views on existing and future projects.

The FK Austria Wien, member of the Alliance since 2012, was represented by the chief financial officer Markus Kraetschmer, head of the club-service Michael Kohlruss, head of the academy Ralf Muhr as well as youth coach Patrick Haidbauer. The latter recently managed a project in Sri Lanka, which was dedicated to the training of youth coaches for the purpose of sustainability. 
Furthermore, the FK Austria Wien was involved in a project in Basel in autumn 2012. In the context of this project, six adolescents with disabilities as well as five students without disabilities were trained as youth coaches for the area of “disability football”.
In the previous year, the logo of the Social Alliance was promptly printed on the training-outfits of the FK Austria Wien in order to raise awareness. The project is also being promoted via advertising boards. In the future, video-spots will be added and will be on view in the Generali-arena.

Moreover, it was decided on Monday that the FK Austria Wien will incorporate a child-protection-policy in its general principle. "I believe that we were able to make a valuable contribution in the pre-season and now want to draw on precisely this”, says Kraetschmer. Now it is imperative to take along the positive momentum and role model status “and to continue to play an active part”.
Especially since future-oriented synergies could follow in the course of the meeting, which was topped off with a tour through the modern youth academy of the FK Austria Wien. "Every club agreed that we can only benefit from the exchange of experiences in all areas of the sport of football“ states FK Austria Wien’s Senior Executive President of Economy, who appreciates “having gained further international and competent contact persons for the Austria Wien”.

The annual meeting will be held at the Queens Park Rangers in London next season.

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