November 29, 2021

Daniela, Yolanda and Patricia − Red Deporte − 18 children from all over Europe help design the 2020 UEFA Super Cup match ball

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UEFA Foundation for Children

18 CHILDREN’S DRAWINGS FROM TEN UEFA FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN PROJECTS WILL FEATURE ON A SPECIALLY DESIGNED MATCH BALL FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING BETWEEN THE WINNERS OF THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND THE EUROPA LEAGUE.

Spain

Daniela, Yolanda and Patricia from Spain, who all take part in football training with Red Deporte, will see their drawings feature on the ball. The Red Deporte programme encourages young people from local marginalised groups to go to school to improve their academic performance. Daniela (below left) illustrates equality in her drawing:

“The message is this: we can all play football and enjoy the game equally across the world. If you are white, black, disabled, a boy or a girl, and without racist insults or without having to offend a girl because she has played badly. Respect.”

Patricia (middle) illustrates unity, no matter if you win or lose.

“With my drawing I want to say to all people that football unites everyone on an equal basis. We all have to team up to win or know how to lose.”

Yolanda (right) depicts the fun side of football in her drawing:

“It is friendship that is important especially helping each other to play together. It is victory and joy. Football always entertains me. I play with my friends during break times. It is a sport to be played by many and I value everyone’s effort, even if some are better than others.”

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