The programme targets football clubs which provide training for children. Its aim is to set standards for working with young players, promote top-level sport among the youngest and improve the qualifications of the training staff.
I know that sometimes great talents are born in pain, and that is why luck needs to be supported in a professional way said the Prime Minister. As he added, the academies certification process was entrusted to professionals, famous trainers and footballers.
Football academies will receive a gold, silver or bronze PZPN certificate. Its level will be equivalent to meeting a number of criteria, the level of training staff professionalism, training programme and sports facilities.
During three years, the government is to allocate PLN 130 million for the PZPN Football Academies Certification Programme. The co-financing will cover the remuneration for trainers, improving their qualifications and the rental of sports facilities.
The Minister Witold Bańka added that
the certification project of football academies is not only an investment in Polish football, but also in the future of the Polish sport. We are keeping our fingers crossed for the vigorous development of the project, for the glory of Polish football and Polish sport.