Values First tournament

Type of activity: Football tournament for grassroots teams.

Target group: Children and youth aged 6 to 15, parents and referees.

Topic addressed: Violence and discrimination.

Values created: Fair-play, respect, team spirit and tolerance.

Project impact: The project has fostered greater collaboration between coaches, parents and referees to educate the children about fairplay and tolerance.

Project Description

Values First pre-season tournament is an initiative that has its focal point in establishing relationships between the children and the parents participating in the season-long league, while providing examples to both groups on positive practices and values - respect and fair-play - that should be maintained throughout the tournament.

The tournament has the following characteristics:

  • Participating teams can only be teams that are due to play each other in the new season
  • Parents must register and participate in the event allowing them to meet one another
  • Presentations are shown on how to behave and respect rivals, supporters and referees
  • At the beginning of each game players, coaches and referees meet and greet
  • Children and parents can officiate part of the games and be helped by referees
  • Final scores are not registered and what counts are the positive values highlighted during the match

Upon completion of the game, the scoreboard will show the points earned by players, coaches and parents from the values observed during the game.

Main outputs

  • Promote fair-play and tolerance through positive and preventive actions
  • Educate children, youth and all involved in the game on positive values

About Fundación Culturalista

Values First pre-season tournament is an initiative that has its focal point in establishing relationships between the children and the parents participating in the season-long league, while providing examples to both groups on positive practices and values - respect and fair-play - that should be maintained throughout the tournament.