On October 7, the official opening of the final part of the regular Football Championship of Ukraine took place, at Dynamo training base (Kyiv), among the teams of the ATO League, the main trophy of which is the 2020 ATO HEROES CUP.
The opening ceremony was attended by the leadership of law enforcement agencies, athletes, members of the anti-terrorist operation.
Ruslan Biloshitskyi, Deputy Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, addressed the audience on behalf of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
“Dear combatants, athletes and guests! Let me congratulate you on the opening of the next season of the ATO HEROES CUP 2020! I wish each team a good mood, strength of spirit, vigor, passion and perseverance. I want to wish that the conquest of any peaks was given to you easily, and the struggle for victory was only on the football fields! ” - he said.
Over the next seven days, the 24 best teams will compete for the Cup, taking first and second places in their groups of regional divisions "NORTH", "SOUTH", "CENTER", "KYIV", "EAST" and "WEST".
In total, the All-Ukrainian Football League of ATO participants of the 2020 season consists of 96 teams - about 3,000 participants. This is a permanent and the largest in Ukraine since 2015 program of psychological and sports rehabilitation of combatant.
The organizer and founder of this Championship is the Football Federation of ATO participants under the auspices of the All-Ukrainian Association of ATO participants "UKRAINIANS TOGETHER!" with the support of the Ministry of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine, the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine and others.
The rescuers in the final are represented by FC "Ryatuvalnyk", which joined players from the eastern region. The team of combatants of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts is a bronze medalist of the EAST Division in 2020. On the first day of the Championship FC " Ryatuvalnyk" defeated rivals with FC "ZVYAGEL" with a score of 1: 0.
Dear rescuers! We are proud of your sporting success and wish you victory on the football field!