The Football Social Alliance

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The Football club social alliance


In The Football Club Social Alliance, professional European football clubs unite for social responsibility.

This partnership was originally founded by Scort in 2007 under the name of "Football Clubs for Development and Peace".

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The Alliance uses the unifying power and values of football to contribute to the education of disadvantaged young people and to sustainably foster their development.

                    A Partnership to Educate and Empower through Football.              


Together we educate young people as qualified football coaches and role models for disadvantaged children and by doing this inspire them to become socially engaged in their community.


                    Together we inspire.




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pdfLetter of Support by Mr. Wilfried Lemke



Football for Development

Sport can inspire. Sport transcends borders, allowing people to meet without reservation. Differences between rich and poor, nations, religious beliefs and cultures are seldom overcome with such ease. Furthermore, sport fosters individual development, self-confidence and conveys values of team spirit, fair play and responsibility. Sport teaches children how to deal with victory and defeat, solve problems and accept rules.

Sport is increasingly used as a tool to attain international development goals. Most notably, since the UN adopted their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, and in doing so recognised sport as a significant tool to reach the MDGs. This ultimately contributed to the topic “Sport for Development and Peace” gaining awareness and credence.

Our former Board member, Mr. Adolf Ogi, was appointed as the first UN Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace by Kofi Annan from 2001 to 2007 and influenced the development in this field significantly. His successor, Mr. Wilfried Lemke, has himself acknowledged the partnership of European football Clubs through a Letter of Support in January 2011.

Sport as a universal language has the power to connect people irrespective of their nation, culture or religion. Football, as one of the most popular sporting activities worldwide is an exceptional tool to foster development initiatives. Football stands for excitement and vitality. Simple rules and small equipment allow everyone, everywhere to participate, creating worldwide fascination.

The professional clubs with their internationally renowned brands facilitate access to young people who otherwise may not be reached or motivated to participate in such development initiatives.

Supporting the “Sport for Development and Peace” movement, promoted and supported by the United Nations, The Football Club Social Alliance implements targeted football initiatives as a tool to educate young people and inspire them for their future prospects.


„Our initiatives aim to foster young people in crisis regions like Palestine and to offer them new perspectives and oppurtunities through education.”

Jörg Kappenhagen, Instructor Bayer 04 Leverkusen during the Palestine-Project.