This weekend was, and still is, a very special one.
To begin with, Coca Cola Cup – Hellas is the most prestigious National Tournament, sponsored by Coca Cola, which is carried out throughout Greece; this year in 17 different cities. The age range that is participating varies from 13 to 19 years old football players.
In regards to the Prefecture of Magnesia (city of Volos) the Coca Cola Cup Hellas is organized and carried out in the facilities of Volos Football Land (Greece’s Top Private Football Facilities).
To the matter at hand:
Saturday was the last preliminary day for the Prefecture of Magnesia, in which the remaining football teams hoped in getting a ticket for Sunday’s Prefecture finals.
At this point there are a few things that we need to point out:
First, all teams that participated were exemplary according to the principles of Fair Play.
Second, the football level that was demonstrated from the young players was extraordinary.
Finally, and the most impressive of all, is the number of football teams that joined the Cup in Volos. The number: 250 teams; in other terms, roughly 2000 football players, comprising 250 teams, clashed in Volos Football Land. Add to that the people that came to see the games (friends, parents etc. —> meaning thousands of people visiting Volos Football Land) you should get an idea of what went on in Volos Football Land.
Moreover, the 250 barrier set another National record by breaking last year’s records by an increase of 25% (and guess what; Volos Football Land was the one holding that record as well). In other words, Volos Football Land broke Volos Football Land’s National record; interesting isn’t it?!
Today, Sunday, although it started of rainy, Helios (aka the god of the Sun) decided to open his arms, to embrace the event and to smoothen the weather conditions; and so the Prefecture Finals of the Coca Cola Cup kicked off…
(We are going to use the present tense from now on, due to the fact that as these lines are written the Finals are still going on).
The first age group to carry out the finals is the age group of 13-15 years, followed by the age group of 16-17 and then the group of 18-19 old players.
From the 250 teams that have joined the Cup in Volos Football Land, only 6 teams (2 of each age group) will advance to the Regional Finals of Thessaly (covering 4 Prefectures) that will take place in Volos Football Land the next Weekend; and from these teams only 3 teams (1 of each age group) will advance to the National Finals, that will take place in Athens.
Moreover, the entire event is covered by National News Channels, as well as newspapers and online magazines; while the channel that stands out most, is Novasports.gr, which is Greece’s respective ESPN.
We will keep you updated and later on we will post the second part of the article.
All that is left to say is that we wish to all teams the best of luck, making it to the Regional Finals.
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