It’s hard not to hum the Champions League theme tune whenever the topic of UEFA comes up.
The greatest club competition in the world attracts the best players on the planet. It’s glamorous, dynamic and exhilarating. But there is a great deal more to UEFA than just its elite competitions.
The UEFA Foundation for Children was created in 2015, the brainchild of former President Michel Platini, to help vulnerable children for example through sport and football in particular in the areas of health, personal development, integration of minority and to safeguard their rights.
In light of the sharp increase in migration to Europe and the humanitarian disasters this has triggered, UEFA donated €2 million to UEFA Foundation for Children to support those most affected by the crisis, including 15 countries across Europe, using football as a tool to help refugee and migrant children.