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One of the key objectives pursued by KGHM in the Copper Basin is to promote sports among children and youth. A fl agship project in this field is the Young Footballer Academy of KGHM Zagłębie Lubin club. The Academy was launched in June 2012 and its sponsor with the naming rights is KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. which to date donated PLN 1m for the start-up of the Academy. The concept of the Academy is very ambitious: the Coaching Council has already been appointed and made responsible for the development of a uniform system of training, defining the requirements for the coach jobs and evaluation of the Academy players. The Technical Director of the Academy is Richard Grotschoolten, a coach working previously with Sparta Rotterdam, Ajax Amsterdam and the Dutch Football Federation. In Sparta, Grotschoolten was the second coach and the sports and technical director of the Football Academy run by the Club. In 2008, he received the Rinus Michels award for creating the best Football Academy in the Netherlands.

 

Recently, the Academy has initiated talks with the representatives of the County authorities and Lubin City Hall about the possibility of purchasing land under construction of the training facilities for the Academy on preferential terms. The main objectives of the Academy include supporting the development of young sports talents, enhancing the regional identity and increasing the number of young players in KGHM Zagłębie Lubin. In 2012, 300 children participated in the activities of the Academy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to the assumptions of the project, the training method is intended to enable identification of talented children, propagating fair play principles and healthy lifestyles and promoting gender equality (girls also train and play football in the Academy). Until 31 December 2012, KGHM Zagłębie Lubin had signed cooperation agreements with a number of football training centres, such as Iskara Kochlice, Odra Ścinawa, UKS Impuls Wawrów, UKS Gryf Świdnica, OSSM in Legnica, OSSM in Dzierżoniów, COMT 2012 Bolesławiec and Falubaz Football Academy.

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KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. is the winner of the Most Attractive Employer title in third edition of the Randstadt Award survey held in Poland. The high employment standards maintained in Poland will be implemented in all KGHM Group companies worldwide.