For the fifth year in a row and since the first edition, the Neva Foundation is the main partner of the Geneva Future Hockey Challenge to be held from 9 to 12 April 2015.
This hockey tournament for kids under 15 years old is an event that goes beyond the purely sporting context, which will host some of the world's best junior players.
The competition gradually ranks among the the best international tournament in the circuit, as can been seen by the women's competition which has grown considerably and looks like a small European Championship.
The sporting aspect of the event is not our only motivation with the organizers. The cultural and educational part of the competition is indeed essential. Young people from different backgrounds will, during four days, learn to mingle, to respect and to learn from their differences.
In order to give this spirit of cooperation and friendship, the theme of Fair-Play will, for the second consecutive year, be the heart of the competition and promoted by various actions.
This year, Neva Foundation will present in Geneva 7 teams of the greatest hockey clubs in the ice-World from Switzerland, Russia, France, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland and Slovakia. Some of the best teams of the Old-Continent will once again compete including the Russian team CSKA Moscow and SKA St. Petersburg or the Finnish team Saipa Lappeenranta.
Novelty for this 5th edition, two world-renowned sponsors have decided to join the adventure: Florence Schelling, goalkeeper of the Swiss National Women's ice hockey team and Noah Rod, member of the First Geneva-Servette team.
Moreover, on the sidelines of the tournament, the match Switzerland-Russia, part for the preparation of the world championships, will be held on April 8 at 19h45. This preparation match for the World Championships will be an opportunity for the Geneva public to attend an international event between two of the greatest icehockey nations.
More than 700 people - players, staffs and relatives - will travel to Geneva in early April favoring intercultural exchanges, sports and educational perfectly in line with the philosophy of the Neva Foundation.
The video recap 2014 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KnyUr5VVt8&feature=youtu.be
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Partner:Geneva Hockey Future Challenge