International sport event #Back2Track took place in Sofia

The Back2Track project that Bulgarian sports development association coordinates, aims at analyzing the differences and similarities that sport clubs have in the approach to professional and grassroots sport and in innovative approach of including kids with disadvantage background in sport and physical activity. The project is aiming to find the way of bringing practical skills and knowledge in the participating organziations on how to manage a grassroots sport programme together with the elite sport programmes.

In the period 17 – 20 May 2019, Sofia hosted a children’s athletics competition involving children with limited opportunities from Croatia and Belgium, and the main organizer of the event was the KLASA Athletics Club, a partner in the Back2Track project, co-funded under the Erasmus+ Programme. 

During the stay, the children from Belgium and Croatia, as well as children from Bulgaria who participated in the activities, had the following program:

18/05/2019

10:30 – 12:00 – Common athletics training

13:00 – 16:30 – Workshops on healthy lifestyle and why sports clubs are important – the perspective of the children

16:30 – 18:30 – a visit to the International athletics tournament “New Stars” and support for the participants from the community for adults with mental disabilities from the town of Banya, Karlovo, which started before the official start of the competition.

19/05/2019

10:00 – 13:00 – International athletic sport event #Back2Track – NSA Stadium “Vasil Levski”

13:00 – 18:00 – Explore Sofia – ancient and multicultural vibrant city

More than 150 children from Sofia and the participating children from Belgium and Croatia participated in the international sport event #Back2Track. The Back2Track project is co-funded under the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union.

Moments from day 1 – Belgium team visited rope park in Sofia and has been #BeActive and smiling.

Moments from day 2 – kids from Belgium, Bulgaria and Croatia trained together and enjoyed common workshops focused on: Healthy lifestyle; The Perfect Sport Club; My Europe.

Moments from day 3 – kids from Belgium, Bulgaria and Croatia took part in International sport event #Back2Track and after the #BeActive morning with lot of fun and smiles, they explored Sofia together.

Moments from day 4 – Croatian team visited rope park in Sofia and has been #BeActive and smiling.

The Back2Track project is co-funded under the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union. Follow our forthcoming local #Back2Track events in Bulgaria, Belgium and Croation during the European week of sport 2019 – 23-30 September and stay tuned for our practical guidelines for sport clubs on how to improve their grassroots programs.

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