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Soccer Camp 2019

Soccer, the number 1 sport in Lebanon and loved by all the children. For the 3rd year in a row ‘Soccer camp’ is Funded by the Goethe-Institut Libanon, managed and implemented in collaboration with Lebanese NGO Finger Print of Change. It’s a sports event bringing children from economically and socially disadvantaged regions in Lebanon to give them a chance to play, express themselves and have fun. The aim of the soccer camp, is to focus on fair play, equality and teamwork.


Prior to the soccer camp, coaches and assistants participated in a workshop to familiarize them with the football3 methodology.  
football3 was developed by NGO streetfootballworld. Their methodology is inspired by street football, and a match has “three halves and no referees.” The aim is to focus on “fair play, equality and teamwork” as essential parts of the game.
Hiba El Jaafil, football3-coach and former coach of the Lebanese U17-U19 women team, led the workshop.

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Train the Trainers day took place in Harit Hreik-Beirut on the 7th of July 2019. Most of the trainers already had participated in Soccer camp 2018.
Soccer camp 2019 covered the 4 main regions in Lebanon, Beirut-South-North-Beqaa. Together with the football3 qualified trainers who formed and coached 55 passionate football players aged 11-16 year-old from each region for a period of 4 weeks as follows:

Region Location Time/Calendar July August
Beirut Harit Hreik 15:00 to 18:00 19 26 2 9
23 30
South Moukhayam Bourj el Shamali 15:00 to 18:00 1 8 10 11 17 24 25
Triploi Central Tripoli 10:00 to 13:00 14 15 21 22 27 28 29
  August September
Baalbak Mouhit Sarnaba 10:00 to 13:00 10 11 17 18 7 8 14

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The Final Tournament was held in Beirut on the 15th of September 2019. Children from all regions were gathered in Chiyah-municipality official football field to spend a day full of laughter and positivity. Teams from different regions competed and gathered points through fair-play, teamwork, showing sportsmanship and scoring. In the end, everyone turned out to be a winner, and the title of the Final Tournament day was ‘Respect’.

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Flashback: SOCCER CAMP

The Impressions:
Soccer Camp 2016

Goethe-Institut Libanon’s first Soccer Camp took place in 2016.

The Film:
Beirut Parc

A film by Matthias Frickel and Henning Hesse was commissioned by Deutsche Welle and sheds light on the participants’ passion for football during the 2016 Soccer Camp.