April 16, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Poland

Thank You to European Football Federations

By Maureen Rabbitt

Special recognition was also given to Polish Ekstraklasa SA and top Polish Football Club - here SO Poland Director Boguslaw Galazka presents to Jakub Szumilewicz, Exectutive Director of Legia Warsaw football club and to Marcin Animucki, Board Member of Ekstraklasa SA.

The 12th Special Olympics European Football Conference was an opportunity for Special Olympics and UEFA to recognize European Football Federations who are making real and significant efforts to expand opportunities for footballers with intellectual disabilities. The Football Association of Ireland, The Belarus Football Federation and Icelandic Football Association all received special recognition for their efforts. Other European football federations represented at the Warsaw conference included Belgium, Bulgaria, England, Estonia, Georgia, Holland and Moldova. "At this Conference I received a lot of good and useful information about football that I never knew before" says Anatolie Cojocari, Moldova FF and Special Olympics coach. This 12th edition of the Conference focused on Safety & Injury Prevention and was attended by Special Olympics football coaches and coordinators, as well as the Federation representatives.

About Maureen Rabbitt: I am Communications & Brand Director for Special Olympics Europe Eurasia.
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