Juventus’ U12 girls triumph in Coverciano and win the title of champions of the Danone Nations Cup 2022, the largest international under 12 youth football championship that in Italy, since 2016, is reserved exclusively for women’s teams. The national phase of the prestigious tournament, promoted by the FIGC and Danone Youth and School Sector, was held on Sunday 19 June at the Federal Technical Center, on the occasion of the Base Party organized by the FIGC Youth and School Sector.
An extraordinary competition that saw the women’s under-12 teams of SSC Napoli, US Sassuolo Calcio, Juventus FC and AS Roma take part in the field. The four teams, winners of their respective interregional phases, faced off in the usual quadrangular format, with three races interspersed with shootouts: an innovative model, developed by the Youth and School Sector, which also gave great weight to sportsmanship. field. by the teams.
The Danone Nations Cup is a tournament designed to encourage the growth of young players, both in the technical and educational and cultural aspects of football, and supports values such as personal affirmation, collaboration to achieve a goal, the fair play and fair play. the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, in line with Danone’s mission / vision “One Planet, One Health” where the health of people and the planet are interconnected. A project that is renewed year after year confirming the commitment of Danone and the FIGC in the promotion of inclusion and diversity but also, and above all, that testifies and contributes to a change of mentality in terms of gender equality in the world of sport. Since 2016 in Italy the competition is 100% female. This is how, from Italy, the idea of a women’s football competition spread around the world, with the creation in 2017 of the first world tournament entirely dedicated to under-12 players.
“At Danone we are committed to supporting the emancipation, diversity and inclusion of women, which is why for several years now we have been promoting the Danone Nations Cup together with the FIGC Youth and School Sector An extraordinary international tournament that of 2016 in Italy is reserved exclusively for women’s teams under 12 “, said Sonia Malaspina, director of human resources at Danone Italy and Greece. “Congratulations to the winning team and to all the young players who took part in this edition of the competition.”
“It is a great pleasure to be following this magnificent event again this year … stated Vito Tisci, President of the Youth and School Sector – The Federation and the SGS have invested heavily in youth women’s football and we are proud to be able to reap the benefits of the work done and to be able to allow hundreds of young athletes the opportunity to live such an experience. Thanks to all the companies involved, to the technicians, managers, girls, their families and SGS staff who, as always, have contributed fundamentally to the success of the event. Thanks also, obviously, to Danone, for the support, collaboration and sharing of intentions in a context that aims primarily at the growth of young players. Finally, congratulations to Juventus for this success, without forgetting the other teams that took part in a great victory in this sport “.
The classification of the final of the Danone Nations Cup 2022:
1st Juventus FC
2nd AS Rome
3rd SSC Naples
4th Sassuolo of the United States