At the group stage of the Children’s Youth Football League of Ukraine (DYFLU), soccer matches between the teams of the Youth Sports School “Metallurg” and the Children’s and Youth Academy of FC Shakhtar started on April 18-21.
The children and youth sports school “Metallurg”, which since 2016 works exclusively with the support of Zaporizhstal and the Zaporozhye City Council, is one of the best football schools in Ukraine according to the rating “Football Stars of Ukraine-2017”.
4 home games with teams from the “Shakhtar” Donetsk will be held at the training base “Metallurg”. On April 18, teams of categories U-16 and U-14 will play a game, and on April 21, there will be two games for categories U-17 and U-15.
Zaporizhstal supports young Zaporozhye football players in the upcoming games. Young athletes and coaching staff are fully equipped with a football uniform and sports equipment. The Works also financed the purchase of modular buildings equipped with everything required to organize a full-fledged training process: individual lockers, shower cabins, heating appliances. In 2017, the Works allocated UAH7.7 million to finance the school.
Also on April 21, within the games of the group stage DYuFLU, the DYFLU will play two away games in the U-16 and U-14 category with the youth teams “Dynamo” Kyiv.