We want to share with you the latest news from our academy. Despite the fact that we are in Prague, the war in Ukraine has affected us very much. Until February 24 everyone has already got used to working normally, living together with the coronavirus, and even started making long-term plans again. But on February 24, the world changed to “before” and “after”. After February 24 there were big changes in our academy, and, frankly, the players and the management weren’t up to football at first.
Many players have gone home for various reasons. Someone couldn‘t mentally tune in to professsional football, someone helped their relatives with evacuation. Many players even earlier signed contracts with professional clubs in the Czech Republic due to the background of our successes and victories that our team had in the fall. Because of all of the above, since February 24 we started creating a team almost from scratch.
In order to take the children away from the war, parents from Ukraine began to contact us with a request for help. As a result, we were able to accommodate more than 30 football players in our academy with free accommodation and the opportunity to train. We thank UEFA, PFS and FAČR for the permission to register guys from Ukraine for competitions without any age restrictions. This allowed us to register all refugee footballers very quickly, and now they can normally play in matches of Czech tournaments together with other players.
As always, our plans are ambitious – to prepare and adapt new players professionally so that in the future they can have friendly matches and play official matches with top-class clubs of the Czech Republic with the invitation of scouts to further support the career of our players.
Everything will be fine, Ukraine!