Let’s Play! competition took place in Makiyivka

Tuesday, June 7, 2016



On June 7, in Chervonohvardiyskyi district of Makiyivka, they held a tournament among the participants of the Let’s Play competition

The youngsters from Donetsk and Makiyivka are constantly involved in football on the pitches of the Central Stadium Shakhtar, as well as in Hvardiyka, with similar tournaments having long become a good tradition. Let us remind you that a similar Let’s Play! competition recently took place in Lviv.

The participants were divided into two age categories of three teams each: from 6 to 9 years old, and from 10 to 13 years old. In the U9 age group, Ugolyok team won 2-1, with Yuzivka team, who conduct trainings Scherbakova park at the TC Shakhtar, claiming the championship in the U13 category.

The winners were awarded cups, medals and scarves, they also received souvenirs from FC Shakhtar. Individual prizes were awarded to:

The best U13 goalie – Vladyslav Ryapolov
The best U13 player – Mykyta Kovalenko
The best U9 player – Mykyta Volodko
The best U9 goalie – Artem Ivanov

The parents were watching the developments, being very emotional.

- My son Danil has been taking part in the Let’s Play project since April last year, training regularly just twice a week. He likes it so much, - said Anna Redchuk. - Shakhtar for him is everything! We try to watch all the matches, even allowing to watch those late at night. But now he is on vacation, so it’s very good that the son spends most of the time with the ball. Therefore, I want to say thank you very much to Shakhtar for the fact that in our difficult time, the club has given children the opportunity to play football, getting away from everything else. Excellent coaches, very clever... When we came here, we did not even know what the ball is, we feared it. Over the year, everything has changed.

Trophies were presented to the young sportsmen by Shakhtar’s outstanding veterans Dmytro Shutkov and Serhiy Pogodin.
I am surprised by the level of performance shown by the guys. Passions were even higher than in some of the adult football games
- I came home on leave, and just at that time they organised the competition. Of course, I could not refuse them. It is evident that all the guys approach the games with great enthusiasm. Today, I was watching the tournament developments and separately the young goalkeepers, recalling a movie featuring the goalkeeper of the 1930s and its main character Karasikov. He looked very similar to one of the guys who have kept the goal today, - admitted Dmytro Shutkov.

- It was a pleasure to take part in this tournament. The emotions are very positive. In our difficult time, I was very happy to see so many children, - shared his impression Serhiy Pogodin. - To be honest, I am surprised by the level of performance shown by the guys. Passions were even higher than in some of the adult football games.

Let us remind you that the Come on, Let’s Play! project was launched on October 1, 2015, being very popular in Donetsk for several years now. In the homeland of Shakhtar, over 200 children aged 7 to 12 are involved in playing football, alongside with regular competitions being held among the teams.