Nike was joined by Ukrainian football legend Andriy Shevchenko yesterday to officially open a renovated football pitch, sports ground and gym at the school in Kiev where he honed his football skills and received his education.
The sports facilities were renovated (as you can see from these before and after pictures) to provide students at the school and kids in the local community with a high-quality facility to play football and other sports and have a dedicated gym for indoor sport and physical education.
Shevchenko was joined by 30 young Ukrainian footballers who made it to the local finals of ‘The Chance’, Nike’s search for football talent around the world, at the inauguration of the new football pitch. “Football has made such a positive impact on my life and I wanted to be involved in this project with Nike to give the next generation of footballers a safe place to play with the best facilities,” Shevchenko said. “I’m also proud to be involved in a project that is giving back to the community where I grew up.”
The restored sporting facilities are the first phase of renovations at the local school. Shevchenko’s Foundation has committed to upgrading the school’s building to provide a better educational and learning environment for the students.