Prime Minister: Investments are key for Polish sport’s success

The government cares for the growth of young sports talent. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki visited Książenice near Grodzisk Mazowiecki, where an innovative training centre of Legia Warszawa has been built with help from the government. Let us not forget about the development of a publicly accessible, modern and safe sporting infrastructure. Between 2016 and 2019, we allocated ~PLN 2.3 billion for that goal.


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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Legia Training Center

One of the most innovative training systems in Europe will be developed at the Legia Training Center. It will also be a creative place for strategies and solutions that will serve Polish popular sports.

‘I’m convinced that thanks to the work of such centres, we will be able to create an increasingly better training infrastructure for football players and achieve victories in European competitions,’ Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki remarked. ‘What we see here today is a top-class achievement for the education of young footballers,’ he added.

  • The construction of the training centre was subsidised with PLN 22.8 million from the government.
  • The central focus of the centre will be to train children and youth who practice football, which has the greatest mass appeal of all sports in Poland.
  • The centre will also provide support for other disciplines and perform research and development functions for Polish sport. In addition, it will feature a freely accessible area that will promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

Sporting infrastructure in Poland

No healthy and active society can exist without a publicly accessible, modern and safe sporting infrastructure. In the years 2016-2019, we allocated ~PLN 2.3 billion for the development of such an infrastructure. This amount will make it possible to construct, revamp or renovate more than 6 thousand sporting facilities across Poland.

  • In 2020, the sporting infrastructure development budget is over PLN 516 million.
  • Between 2016 and 2019, the government allocated PLN 252 million for the sporting infrastructure in the Mazovian Voivodeship. 850 facilities were successfully built, renovated and modernised in that period.

Additional funding for sports clubs under the Club Programme

The government’s Club Programme is an innovative model of direct aid for small and medium-sized sports clubs. This year, over PLN 54 million will go to ca. 4.9 thousand small and medium-sized clubs all over Poland.

The amount of financing under the government’s Club Programme is:

  • PLN 10 thousand for one-discipline clubs,
  • PLN 15 thousand for multidisciplinary clubs.

Under the basic financing model, the money may be used to:

  • remunerate coaches,
  • organise sports camps,
  • purchase sports equipment.

 

Additionally, in 2020 clubs may decide to allocate all funds to support the work of coaches.

Programme for the construction of roofing for football pitches

The aim of the programme is to create conditions for year-round training and football practice.

  • In the 2020 edition, 12 facilities received financing for a total amount of PLN 19 million.

 


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