Rosbank participated in Grassroots Day celebrations

    02 June

Grassroots Day, one of the main sporting events of the year, took place on May 28, in 61 Russian regions. The festival was organized by the Ministry of Sport of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Football Union of Russia (RFS) and with the support of Rosbank.

The first European Grassroots Day was held on May 19, 2010 in celebration of the UEFA final. In Russia these festivities are held every year since 2011. This year the program was particularly action-packed: professional footballers and trainers taught master classes for children and friendly matches between amateurs and football “stars” were scheduled. In Moscow a “football class” for aspiring young footballers was held as well as the RFS Corporate Cup tournament, in which twelve teams from partner firms took part in. One of the Cup winners was Rosbank.

“Rosbank pays particular attention to popularizing football among the general population and especially among young children and teenagers. Last year we partnered with the Football Union of Russia to promote this sport. Rosbank supports sport schools in 9 Russian regions as well as federal and regional tournaments. We are particularly pleased that a few hundred children and adults attended festival in the capital and celebrated together their common love for the most popular game in the world”, said Elena Kojadei, Director of Rosbank Corporate Communications and Advertising Department.

In 2015, Rosbank and the Football Union of Russia announced the creation of an ambitious long term program for the development of football among Russian children and teenagers. The agreement was signed by Rosbank CEO Dmitry Olyunin and the President of the Football Union of Russia Vitaly Mutko.