Football team “Brownie” from the Charity Foundation “The Way Home” took 3rd place in the soccer tournament, that was occasioned with the Day of Prayer for the Orphans (November 11, 2016) and took place in the city of Yuzhny, Odessa region. The organizer of the event was charity organization “The Island of Hope”.
The other soccer teams, that took part in the tournament, were the male and female teams fro the orphanage of Zhovten settlement, as well as the hosts of the tournament – children from “The Island of Hope” center.
In all the matches that took place during the tournament, the fight was high from the first to the last minutes – no one wanted to lose. The teams from the Zhovten settlement were highly prepared and won all the three games, taking the first place. The second place was taken by the host of the tournament, and the third place – by the team of “The Way Home Foundation”. Last place was taken by the girl’s team from Zhovten. Although they sis not win the tournament, their participation was remarkable.
As far as our team is concerned, they won the first game with the girls team 2:1, then we lost the two matches, both with the same score 3:5. Although they could not win the gold, our participants were very glad by how the tournament went. The team leader 13 year old Orhan, says: “The winner is also the one who pokes the balls the most. We have not poked more than the others: just 3 balls in a game, so we have lost. On out next training we will analyze all the games with the trainer and will prepare for the next tournaments”. Rostik, the member of the team, despite the trauma of the knee, went to play for the team on the field. He was very upset by taking the third place: “It is sad to lose, but there is hope that we learn and will play better on!”