Italy to host First Beach Soccer tournament for athletes with intellectual impairments
The Beach Soccer Department of the Lega Nazionale Dilettanti will be hosting the first ever beach soccer for athletes with intellectual impairments and Down Syndrome. The event will commence from 5th to 8th May in Lignano Sabbiadoro.
Italian Virtus member- FISDIR (Federazione Italiana Sport Paralimpici degli Intellettivo Relazionali) in collaboration with Lega Nazionale Dilettanti Beach soccer department will be organizing the event.
Roberto Desini from Beach Soccer Department of Lega Nazionale Dilettanti showed his full support this tournament and emphasized on the importance of such initiative to build an inclusive society.
“The social responsibility and inclusion are some of the pillars of our mission, and beach soccer, thanks to its integrating dimension, cannot be an outsider to these kind of initiatives around athletes with disabilities”, he said.
Trofeo Beach Soccer- Categoria C21 is recognized with ASD Sports21 Italia and have revised their rules to be more inclusive for this particular group.
Interested teams from Italy may contact FISDIR for more details.