Published: Wednesday, 14.09.2016

Future forces of football play on the FC Lokomotiva pitch

A friendly game between the children from SOS Children's Village Lekenik and FC Lokomotiva recently took place on the FC Lokomotiva football field.

 More than twenty young football players had the opportunity to play and test their abilities in the match against the footballers of this successful first league club.

“Is there anything more joyous than making children’s wishes come true? We are so happy we could welcome the children from SOS Children's Village Lekenik here. We know they already love football, but we hope that after today they will love it even more, making the sport an integral part of their development”, said Dennis Gudašić, the executive director of FC Lokomotiva.

This unusual football match was organized at the initiative of Crodux, FC Lokomotiva’s general sponsor. The MC and entertainer Luka Bulić infused the event with a lot of fun while making sure that the game itself proceeded smoothly and professionally. The humanitarian dimension of the event was recognized and supported by the Marketing Director of Agrokor Iva Balent, entrepreneurs Danijela Gajski and Karla Kaić and architect Ante Vrban.

“We are exceptionally happy that our partnership with FC Lokomotiva now has a humanitarian side as well. We hope that our young footballers will remember this day fondly. I know I will! We also hope that they will now associate the beginning of the new school year with learning new football tricks and having fun. I am sure that this was just first in the series of similar events and I look forward to new get-togethers”, said Andrea Čermak, Marketing Director of Crodux.

Children received new jerseys before the match, so they came out to the pitch equipped like professional footballers. Each team was bolstered with three senior football players. After a tense game, the outcome of which remained uncertain until the very end, children had the chance to talk and take photos with their football idols. They will also remember the game for the medals they received as a reward.

“Our children truly enjoyed themselves at the FC Lokomotiva football field. They returned to Lekenik tired and sweaty, but also thrilled and in awe of what had happened. They immediately shared their wonderful football experience with everyone. We are profoundly thankful to the football players and managers of FC Lokomotiva and Crodux for treating us to this unforgettable experience”, said Neža Šiptar, PR Coordinator at SOS Children's Village Croatia.

This cooperation between Crodux, FC Lokomotiva and SOS Children's Village Lekenik is just a beginning of a beautiful story to be continued in the future.


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