Turbo for Talents supports Ukrainian refugees

Turbo for Talents supports Ukrainian refugees

Together with partner clubs FC Erzgebirge Aue, Borussia Mönchengladbach, SV Stuttgarter Kickers and RB Leipzig, Porsche’s youth development program “Turbo for Talents” started football camps for refugee children and youth from Ukraine under the supervision of Sami Khedira.

Sport unites: Along with football camps, the sports car manufacturer wants to send a sign of solidarity and has invited young refugees from Ukraine to age-appropriate training sessions. The campaign was gratefully accepted last summer as part of flood relief efforts. Now Porsche’s youth development team, together with its “Turbo for Talents” ambassador, Sami Khedira, and the local authorities have launched the program again: “Children and young people are our future. Along with football camps, we want to give them time to care.”

A total of 30 Ukrainian children and young people between the ages of seven and 15 gathered at the beginning at the stadium of FC Erzgebirge Aue. Highlights were football training under the guidance of professionals and a fascinating tour of the Ore Mountain Stadium. At the end, each participant received a T-shirt, shorts, socks and a fan scarf.

FC Erzgebirge Aue Turbo for talent, 2022, Porsche AG

“It was our concern to give the children and young people at the Erzgebirge Stadium a good day. It is something close to our hearts to support the many people who have fled Ukraine with all our might. The young people especially at the moment need special help to be able to deal with the terrible experience. We are here for them ,” says Michael Voigt, Managing Director of FC Erzgebirge Aue, adding: “It was good to be able to look after the good eyes after training.”

More than 70 children in a soccer camp at Fohlen soccer school

Play football together and forget your worries for a while: Borussia Mönchengladbach were also invited to the Fohlen football school. Borussia mascot “Jünter” welcomed the 72 participants. Before watching Borussia’s game against TSG Hoffenheim live on the field, they went to the training ground wearing Borussia shirts and soccer shoes.

Ralf Inderdohnen, head of the Fohlen soccer school, is delighted with the positive response: “We are very happy to be able to offer children variety and fun with Porsche. All the participants were very enthusiastic.”

The Stuttgarter Kickers football camp at the ADM stadium also had many highlights that had been reserved for the boys and girls who had fled from Ukraine. Armed with a new football kit, children and young people were able to test their football skills with the youth players from Kickers at various Porsche Coaching Mobil stations. After lunch together, a tour of the stadium and a visit to a Kickers home game awaited the participants.

“We are happy that we were able to bring happiness to children with Porsche. I don’t think anyone can understand how they are going now and if football can help them forget their worries for a few hours. Then we invited children and young people wholeheartedly to join us,” explains the manager of Kickers youth academy administration, Florian Hofberger.

SV Stuttgarter Kickers, turbo for talent, 2022, Porsche AG

Porsche Leipzig is organizing a soccer camp at RB Leipzig

In Leipzig, Porsche enabled twelve Ukrainian refugee children to participate in a professional training session at the RB Leipzig soccer school. Porsche Leipzig organized a football camp with the help of the club. “We are delighted that we were able to support our long-term cooperation partner in this major project,” says Matthias Reichwald, Chief Commercial Officer RB Leipzig.

Porsche Leipzig has been a strategic partner of the youth football club since 2014. The principles of inclusion and integration have always shown cooperation. Children from Ukraine spent a good time on the football field together with children from social institutions of the city.

RB Leipzig, Turbo for Talents, 2022, Porsche AG

Turbo for talent – Porsche youth development

Under the slogan “Turbo for Talents”, Porsche is committed to supporting young people in various sports. In football there are partnerships with RB Leipzig, Stuttgarter Kickers, Red Bull Football Academy, Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Erzgebirge Aue. In the field of ice hockey, Porsche acts as a youth sponsor for the Bietigheim Steelers. In basketball, Porsche is the name of the Ludwigsburg Porsche Basketball Academy (BBA) – the training ground of MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg. The commitments are not only about supporting high-quality training in sports, but also about the social and personal development of children and young people. A prominent sponsor of the charity program is world soccer champion Sami Khedira. You can find information on the range of youth funding at Porsche here.