Competitions and Grants

Junior Sledge Hockey Promotion Projects Competition in the Russian Federation

Description

In 2013, the Moscow Sledge Hockey Federation, with participation from the Timchenko Foundation, set up Russia’s first children’s sledge hockey team, Ladoga, which opened the first page in the history of the sport’s junior league. Until 2016, it remained the only one in Russia and Europe alike. The team members distinguished themselves in international tournaments on numerous occasions.

By 2017, six junior sledge hockey teams were in place. The Timchenko Foundation continues to support initiatives for the promotion of children’s sledge hockey. The total funding available to the projects is 15 mln roubles in 2018. Financial backing from the Foundation will go to projects to promote children’s sledge hockey in Moscow, Tula Oblast and the Republic of Bashkortostan, as well as the infrastructure project of Children’s Sledge Hockey League.

There has been a surge of interest in the development of sledge hockey in recent years. Our competition is designed to make the sport generally accessible in this country.

Purpose of the competition

Support for initiatives to promote junior sledge hockey with a view to making the sport popular and generally accessible.

Areas of focus

  • Drawing public attention to the issues of junior sledge hockey in the Russian Federation;
  • Enabling the promotion of junior sledge hockey;
  • Supporting the initiatives of coaching and teaching staff of children’s sports schools, educational establishments and amateur coaches to form sledge hockey teams.

Competition stages

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Competition announcement

10 January 2018

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Competition entry completion guidelines

10 January – 12 February 2018

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Deadline for competition entries

12 February 2018, 1800 hours Moscow time

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Announcement of competition outcome

20 February 2018

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Project implementation period

1 March 2018 – 28 February 2019

Lilia Faritovna Timurova
Contact person for competition-related questions

tel./fax: +7 (495) 660-56-40, +7(495)539-31-76;

ltimurova@timchenkofoundation.org