BREMEN, March 1, 2012 - The Laureus Kicking Girls project enjoyed their second thrill in almost as many weeks yesterday as they were visited by tennis legend Boris Becker.
Having been honoured with a prestigious award by German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this month, the Laureus Academy Member was visiting the project at Pastorenweg primary school where he took part in some training exercises with 30 young football enthusiasts.
Speaking at the visit, Becker said: "It's nice to see the enthusiasm with which the girls play football here. I am happy to have the opportunity to get to know the kids of the Laureus projects and spend time with them. Of course, it's important for athletes like me to support the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, but the real stars are the children themselves".
This is the second exciting event to happen to the young girls of the project at Pastorenweg primary school following their winning the Integration Prize, which is awarded annually by the German Football Association (DFB).
The aim of the prize is to support projects and activities which promote the integration of migrant children and young people, especially girls, through the medium of football