Generali and Banca Intesa launch the 2022 Italian Soccer Camp for children in Serbia
02 June 2022
The Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo presented the social initiative to the media in Belgrade together with the representatives of Generali and Banca Intesa.
The Italian Soccer Camp for children, organized by Banca Intesa, part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group in partnership with Generali Osiguranje Srbija, company of Generali Group, will take place from June 27th to July 1st 2022 in Belgrade for the seventh time in a row. This sport event is designed for children aged 7 to 14, who will have the unique opportunity to master the skills and secrets of soccer working with the best Italian coaches.
This year a group of 15 disable kids of the local soccer club “Mungosi” will participate to the Soccer Camp with the aim to contribute to a most diverse and inclusive society.
The three most talented camp participants will get an opportunity to visit Italy and attend the Italia Soccer Camp Day, together with kids from other countries. Young football players will get to hang out for three days at the Coverciano Academy training ground, and boys and girls who get selected will not only get to enjoy the trainings, matches, special courses, visiting the Italian Football Museum and a Serie A match, but they will also get to experience other interesting content, through which they will learn the secrets of football, receive practical advice and acquire numerous skills that make real football superstars.
The initiative has been presented at the Banca Intesa headquarter in Belgrade by: H.E. Carlo Lo Cascio, Ambassador of the Republic of Italy to Serbia, Vanja Udovičić, Minister of Youth and Sports, Luigi Fuzio, Head of Retail and Wealth Management of the International Subsidiary Banks Division, Darko Popović, President of the Executive Board of Banca Intesa, Gianluca Colocci, Chief Corporate Development Officer of Generali CEE Holding, Dragan Filipović, President of the Executive Board and CEO of Generali Osiguranje Srbija, Marco Schembri, CEO of World Camp International Srl, the Italian company organizing the Camp and Andrea Pirlo, the legendary Italian football player and former World Cup winner in 2006.
„With its participation in the Soccer Camp, the Generali Group continues its tradition and commitment to support initiatives that promote a culture of solidarity and social inclusion. We are twofold proud to strenghten the bond with local communities unlocking the people potential through the programs run by our foundation, The Human Safety Net and to reinforce our existing partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo Group in Serbia as well as our market position. Our strategic goal is to become Lifetime partner of our customers offering tailor-made and we are proud to be offering also to Intesa customers flexible solutions to meet their evolving life-cycle needs and further protect individuals, families and companies“ said Gianluca Colocci, Chief Corporate Development Officer of Generali CEE Holding.
"I’m proud that we are supporting another life-changing initiative for children in Serbia. I fully believe that sports generate better youth by providing a comprehensive framework for learning values and developing soft skills needed for the future responsible citizen. This is another important step in our cooperation with Banca Intesa and together we aim to support more our clients and the local economy.” said Dragan Filipović, President of the Executive Board and CEO of Generali Insurance Serbia, company of the Generali Group.
"Of huge relevance today, is also our fruitful partnership with the Generali Group, indeed two leading European players are joining forces for socially impacting initiatives, as well as to enhance the opportunities for protection that will be given to all our customers, including individuals, families and enterprises thanks to products that are being released over the next months” stated Luigi Fuzio, Head of Retail and Wealth Management of Intesa Sanpaolo International Subsidiary Banks.