End-of-season event in Rwanda: Support for project of FC St. Pauli handball team a complete success
"We'll Never Play Alone" – this was the motto for the trip of FC St. Pauli’s men’s first handball team to Rwanda in August. Supported by MEYLE, Hamburg manufacturer of automotive spare parts, the players were able to visit their partner club, Gorillas Handball Club, in Kigali for the first time. The aim of this cooperation between the clubs is to support and promote handball and cultural exchange.
Enjoying sport together, learning about foreign cultures, reducing fears and misconceptions: The handball players of the Hamburg ’Oberliga‘ team and the Gorillas Handball Club from Rwanda can look back on ten intensive project days. The Hamburg team travelled 6,466 kilometres to the heart of the African continent. The program in Kigali included a workshop with training sessions, instruction classes for trainers and friendly games, as well as visits to schools. 25 men and women trainers from Rwanda took part and were instructed in theoretical and practical skills concerning training plans. “We are very pleased to be able to contribute as main sponsor to this magnificent initiative which brings different cultures together via sport”, said André Sobottka, Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications at MEYLE.