Soccer 22.03.2018 — 12:10 Uhr

Mainz 05 becomes a member of Football Club Social Alliance

Mainz 05 is proud to announce that the club has joined the FCSA. An partnership of European clubs in which the clubs’ instructors empower young women and men in their role as proactive community leaders.

Mainz 05 is proud to announce that it has joined up with Football Club Social Alliance (FCSA). The Zerofivers are the newest members of the Alliance, whose members already include FC Basel, FK Austria Wien, Werder Bremen, Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Schalke 04. The main mission of the alliance is called the Young Coach Education Programme in which instructors from the clubs empower young women and men in their role as proactive community leaders, with the coaches acting as role models for these young individuals. The goal is to inspire young people through football, engaging them in the game in the heart of their communities.

With Mainz's membership of the Alliance, the club is expanding its social engagement to an international level. The club already promotes and aids social projects in the city but is now looking to help those less fortunate around the globe. In May, the club will send a representative to Rwanda, where the club will work together with the Alliance and the UN Refugee Agency, who currently employ 100 refugees from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, to offer children in refugee camps meaningful leisure activities.

“As a Bundesliga team, we believe it is our responsibility to step out of our way to help society in the long run. With our current social projects we primarily look to better the lives of fans, young and old, as well as those in need in the direct vicinity of our city. Nevertheless our membership to the Football Club Social Alliance expands our horizons to an international scale, all the while helping a fantastic project. We are really looking forward to being a part of this Alliance,” said Stefanie Reuter, head of CSR at Mainz 05.