Juventus Stadium is gearing up for a special Sunday after the club’s proposal to offer 6,400 youngsters, aged between 6 and 13, the opportunity to cheer the Bianconeri on from behind the goals was accepted by the Italian Football Federation.
To allow even the youngest of supporters to attend the fixture, Serie A has agreed to bring kick-off time forward from 20.45 CET to 18.30.
Following the FIGC’s decision to close the ground’s north and south stands for the visit of the Zebrette, Juventus immediately suggested an exciting new initiative which was met with approval by the sporting body.
This sparked the inception of ‘Gioca Con Me… Tifa Con Me’ (Play With Me… Support With Me), a scheme supported by the Italian National Commission for UNESCO and linked to two of the club’s social integration projects devised in collaboration with Turin’s UNESCO center: ‘Un Calcio Al Razzismo’ (Kick Out Racism) and ‘Gioca Con Me’ (Play With Me).
The south stand will host youngsters belonging to Piedmont’s soccer schools, while children from the region’s elementary and junior high educational centres are to be welcomed in the northern section.
Recreational and educational activities will keep youngsters entertained in the build-up to kick-off, one of which being the ‘Scuola di Tifo’ (Supporters’ School), an initiative enabling fans to colour and sign various banners to be displayed during the game.
The project is to be coordinated by over 30 entertainers who will guide the children through the evening's theme of anti-discrimination. In addition, AIC are to organise a workshop dedicated to 60 students aged 13.
Juventus Football Club wishes to express its sincere thanks to the FIGC, Serie A, Osservatorio Nazionale sulle Manifestazioni Sportive, Questura di Torino, Associazione Italiana Calciatori, Comune di Torino and GTT for their cooperation in making this initiative possible.