|Oslo to host UEFA Grassroots Workshop|
| [16.03.2012, 09:28am, Fri. GMT]|
|The next UEFA Grassroots Workshop in 2013 will be hosted by the Football Association of Norway, an organization renowned for its achievements in this vital area of the game. Norway, one of Europe's brightest national associations in the nurturing of grassroots football, will host the next UEFA Grassroots Workshop in 2013 and is proud to be welcoming the European football family to Oslo. Grassroots football is an essential item on UEFA's portfolio of activities, it promotes the idea of football for everyone as well as the knowledge that without a healthy grassroots the elite game cannot flourish.The workshop at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo from April 8-11, 2013 will cover a variety of issues and talking points, bearing witness to the growing momentum of the grassroots game and the increasing recognition of its social values. Moreover, UEFA and its 53 national associations are hard at work preparing for the 2012 UEFA Grassroots Day on Wednesday, May 16 when grassroots football and the many benefits it brings will be celebrated across Europe.|
"For UEFA, it is a great pleasure to bring this 10th Grassroots Workshop to the Norwegian capital," said UEFA head of football education services Frank Ludolph. "The Norwegian FA is renowned for its grassroots work. In the UEFA Grassroots Charter this federation has obtained six stars for its grassroots achievements, and new projects are currently under preparation. It will be a very valuable event for the whole of UEFA's grassroots community, UEFA official website reported.