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Football clubs in Denmark

The story of a young man living in Denmark about how Amateur football sections are arranged in this country. Frankly, there are shocking moments. Amateur players from Russia to preserve peace of mind – in any case do not read!

“Yesterday I visited the Danish football section. It turned out unusual-I gave a cry on Facebook that I’m looking for a game. I immediately wrote and invited for a free training session, even said that will give your boots one game (the field is artificial, and my only flat coating). I, the stranger, and to me also boots will bring – in Russia I would never believe in such. There’s nothing special here.

Football club “Khun”, who will respond on Facebook

On the beach I warn you, the club “Hun” – not an aggressive Headhunter, there are no nimble scouts and he is not looking for talent, it is an ordinary sports center, supported by the municipality. Money from me, as it turned out, they also do not need. And it is far away-35 km one way from Aalborg, on the North Sea coast, in the town of Blokhus (village, 38 thousand inhabitants). Remember, this is important.

An hour and a half by car back and forth

Before you go, what club from the village so outstanding, tell me how things are with us.

In Russia, you either play football since childhood, for a professional club and etc, or rent a field with friends and there hone the skill of hitting from the toe on already married, well-fed friends. No other way.

Well, Yes, “for professional and semi-professional football late, uncle,” I’ll tell you any club and he will be right, there is not anyone you need.

And in Denmark need.

A screen with the Google Streets (it was dark and I was taking photos)

Age is absolutely not important. Wanna play? Come, everyone’s welcome.

And there is a moment that changes everything upside down.

There’s full-on fucking training. Command on physics, tactics, skills and precision passing. Everything is.

There is a head coach, there is an assistant coach. Not some old alcoholic whose career has turned the wrong way, but a normal, adequate person. I would even say, young Viking. There are two full-length fields with artificial turf. Shirts of different colors, 15-20 balls, about 10 shakers with water.

I didn’t see anything of this in Russia (MB in Moscow is, I don’t know).

The next shock-all obey the coach. A freebie do not give one that does. Load much. As a lazy person, I always preferred the football option #2 (“we just chase the bald once a week, and then we drink”), and then I specifically sagged. It seemed to me that the next race just can not stand (I’m fat just a little bit), even dizzy with unaccustomed. Anyway, that night I was the absolute weakest link in all the races.

But! The coolest thing started after training.

Everybody goes to the locker room and there’s a case of beer. That is, after each workout there is a box with cold Tuborg and Cola, and you can relax a little and swell up. The coach does not stay aside and joins.

The atmosphere cool. And here we come to an end.

An inquisitive reader (who could read to the end) will ask – “and how much is this pleasure worth?”.

2 thousand rubles per season (200 kroner). Beer is included in the price. And yet, you recover the money for the transport to the club and back, so that all the players are happy to take passengers.

All financial burden falls on municipalities, partly covered by sponsorship (Tuborg, Nike) and symbolic contributions of participants. So develop sports in the country.

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