The children from Almetyevsk sports school sponsored by «Alnas» plant (a member of oilfield services division of ChelPipe Group — Group of companies «Rimera») became the winners of Russian National Football Tournament among children teams which took place in Almetyevsk, Republic of Tatarstan.
Sportsmen born in 2009-2010 from Ufa, Buguruslan, Oktyabrsky, Bugulma and Almetyevsk took part in the competition. The winner of the tournament became the team «Neftegrad» — children from Children and Youth Sports School «Alnas».
The tournament started with a play-off, based on the results of which four out of eight participating teams reached the semi-finals. According to the competitions results, the fourth place was taken by the team «Sports school No.2» from Bugulma, the third place was taken by the team «Sports school 2010» from Almetyevsk, the second place — the team «Devon» from Oktyabrsky, and the winner of the tournament became the team from Almetyevsk sports school «Alnas» — «Neftegrad».
— For many years ChelPipe Group has been investing into the development of children and youth sport in the company presence regions, including the Republic of Tatarstan. «Alnas» plant has already been supporting the children and youth sports school for 20 years, annually allocating 6 mln roubles for this purpose. Owing to such support the children from the school can efficiently train all the year round in open fields, as well as in the indoor arena. The victory of young football players at Russian National Footbal Tournament is the indicator of high level of training of the sportsmen, — comments the Executive Director of «Alnas» plant, Ildar Khairullin.
During the years of cooperation between «Alnas» plant and Children and Youth Sports School many sports facilities have been constructed, such as a sports complex with a stadium for 7000 seats, a football field with heating and automatic watering, two artificial football fields and an all-year-round indoor arena. There are two divisions in the school: football and weight-lifting, attended by approximately 800 children from 6 to 18 years of age.