9 years ago, Josy Barthel Stadium dressed up with ELA colours during a unique Football game in favour of children affected by leucodystrophias. This unprecedent event enabled raising public awareness on this genetic orphan disease impacting 20 to 40 birth every week in Europe. On the 8th of May 2010, Zinedine Zidane, iconic ambassador of the association, as well as Jeff Strasser, loyal to the cause since the beginning, have made the spectators vibrate during a football game opposing an ELA team to former Luxembourg National Team players.
In less than 1 month, Saturday the 8th of June, for the centenary of Football Club Progres Niederkorn, Jos Haupert Stadium in Niederkorn will host a charity game opposing “FC Progres Legends” to “All Stars by ELA”. All the profits of the day will be donated to ELA Luxembourg
Former international players having won numerous titles in the best European championships will integrate the “All Stars by ELA” team. Invited by Jeff Strasser and Louis Saha, ambassadors of ELA, they will be coming from Luxembourg, France, Belgique, Germany, Switzerland and Portugal. Among them, some have won the Champion’s league in 2004 as well as major European championship, but on Saturday, they will all fight with ELA against the disease, during this solidarity day.
This year, program has been extended to take kids and adults, athletes or spectators until the kick off opposing “All Stars” by ELA team to “FC Progres Legends”. Among them, some will have a chance to be part of the ELA team and play the charity game.
Numerous animations and activities will start from 10 AM. Oldies Cup, 3 X Teqball Tournaments for companies, Schools and Sports club / associations. Finales will happen on the main field from 4 PM, before the opening game with children aged under 13
• 10h00: Door opening - Teqball Tournament for corporates, schools and Clubs / Association
• 12h00: Oldies Cup
• 16h00: Teqball Finales
• 16h45: Oldies Cup Finale
• 17h15: Opening game with children aged U13 Progrès - ELA
• 18h00: Charity Game FC Progrès Niederkorn Legends – All stars by ELA
For the party to be complete, School and Club / Associations Teqball tournament winners will be offered a Teqball table. Winners of the Corporate Teqball tournament will just have the time to dress up with the ELA colours and integrate the A team for the Charity game.
Press release by ELA Luxembourg