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aFC x UEFA Champions League

A proud partnership working to support the grassroots game

“The best players in the world all began their careers in grassroots clubs and communities. Without the inspiring work of the people behind these teams, my own career would have been very different. I’d like to say a personal thank you to them all for helping to protect the future of our game.”

JÜRGEN KLOPP

THIS IS WHAT CHANGE LOOKS LIKE

The adidas Football Collective is all about breaking down barriers and enabling everyone to play our beautiful game. So we chose 100 teams who made a real and lasting contribution to their communities to receive €1000 funding through our grassroots support programme.

HOW THIS SUPPORT IS HELPING

We received requests for support from almost 1500 communities across Europe. We chose our 100 winners based on their commitment to breaking down barries within the game, whether that was for women, refugees, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQIA+ players or the differently-abled.

MORE SUPPORT COMING NEXT SEASON

Year one was just the start. Following this year’s application process, we have learned more on how and where the European grassroots game needs help – and how we can protect it.
We’ll be back next season with other ways to support teams making a difference in their communities and helping them to create change.

WINNING TEAMS BY REGION

  • Inter Plymouth
  • Whalley Range AFC
  • HotScots Football Club
  • Renfrew FC Youth
  • East London Celtics
  • Mental Health United
  • Brighton Seagals FC
  • THE OTMS FOUNDATION T/A SAVING SOULS FC
  • Islington Borough Ladies FC
  • Aspire FC
  • Shifnal Girls Football Club
  • Brighton Lesbian and Gay Sports Society
  • Goal Diggers FC
  • Sporting Khalsa FC
  • The Frank Soo Foundation
  • Sport in Mind
  • Soho FC
  • Futsal All stars
  • Woodbridge High School
  • Lower Hopton FC
  • Cramlington United FC
  • Bristol City Panthers FC
  • Stewarton Annick 2013
  • The Pythian Club
  • FC Peckham Town
  • Fine Art coaching ltd
  • Wealdstone Youth Football Club
  • Walthamstow FC
  • Clapton CFC
  • Saltley Stallions FC
  • Charlton Invicta FC
  • Yorkshire St. Pauli
  • north london united
  • The Elfrida Society
  • Academie Ibengo
  • Union Sportive et Culturelle d'Arnouville
  • US Ivry Foot
  • Caram'elles
  • GRAINES DE FOOTBALLEUSES
  • Entente Sportive Saint Jeoire La Tour
  • Team Autremonde
  • Panamboyz & girlz United
  • Persévérante sportive Romanaise.
  • Les Lyonnasses
  • ACCS futsal académie
  • Espérance Paris 19
  • EFC Ecquevilly
  • ESBF - Entente Sportive Bouafle Flins
  • Activ'Elles
  • HSG Warnemünde
  • Eintracht Baunatal GSV
  • FSV Zellingen
  • 1. FC Wolfsburg
  • TSG 1885 e.V Neu-Isenburg
  • Jugendfussball Ravenstein e.V.
  • FC Altrandsberg
  • Forum Africa
  • TuS Nettelstedt e.V.
  • TSV Rheinhausen
  • Greifswalder FC e.V.
  • DJK Würmtal
  • DISCOVER FOOTBALL Club Kreuzberg- Fußball und Begegnung e.V.
  • Sv St.Peter
  • Azv03 / Progress e.V.
  • Dynamo Windrad/Dynamitas unlimited
  • SC Aleviten Paderborn e.V.
  • Fundacion Red Deporte y Cooperación
  • ESCUELA DE FÚTBOL FEMENINO ALCOBENDAS
  • CAP Ciudad de Murcia
  • Federació Esportiva Catalana de Paralítics Cerebrals
  • Associació Esportiva Ramassà
  • Xerez Deportivo FC
  • Unión Deportiva Valkyrias, Club Deportivo Elemental
  • Club de futbol Pueblo Nuevo
  • Asociación Deportiva Vila Do Corpus
  • Diversport
  • Extremadura Femenino
  • Albion FC
  • PLAYERS VOICE SPAIN
  • RKS Sarmata Warszawa
  • Klub Sportowy Football Success Academy
  • Perły Lublin
  • Fundacja dla Wolności
  • Dragoons FC
  • Chrzaszczyki Sports Club
  • FC GAN-Pila
  • Dublin Devils FC 
  • Cerebral Palsy Football Development Academy
  • Donegal Women's U17/U19 National league teams
  • Stella Maris Football Club
  • ATHLITIKI ENOSIS KONSTANTINOUPOLEOS
  • Yoga and Sport with Refugees (met Spanos fc)
  • Athens Comics
  • SCI Hellas
  • Kicken Ohne Grenzen
  • Spielerpass
  • Miniliga
  • Para Football
  • EGLSF
  • Monaliiku Ry

Meet the clubs our grassroots programme is already helping