"Late in the year of 2023, the intensity of achievements increases. Our athletes continued their successful performances this month as well."
Idman.biz reports that this was said by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Farid Gayibov, while evaluating the month of October.
He said in the "Minister's Point of View" that, traditionally, the large number of them at the meeting with the winning athletes is a clear example of this: "Our representatives in various sports managed to sing our great anthem in 17 countries. In our meeting with those athletes, we congratulated them and listened to their impressions of the victory. During my visit to Bulgaria, I had the opportunity to meet the acrobats and coaches who successfully performed at the 31st European Championship right after the competition in the city of Varna. We had another meeting with our national team, which is on its way to the World Mini-Football Championship. Together with the president of the Federation, Orkhan Mammadov, we met with the team members and wished them success. I believe that our team, which has won the title of European Champion, will have a successful performance."
Gayibov noted that sports infrastructure, which is part of the Great Return, is in the center of attention of the state: "One of the most proud events of last month was the laying of the foundation of a sports complex in the city of Fuzuli by our head of state Mr. Ilham Aliyev. According to the master plan of the complex with a total area of 17 hectares, a sports facility will be built here, which will allow organizing basketball, volleyball, handball, badminton, and mini-football exercises. Another news that will please football fans is the Order signed by our President Mr. Ilham Aliyev on the reconstruction of the Ganja City Stadium. The head of state also got acquainted with the conditions created in the newly built Sumgayit City Stadium."
The Minister said that October was also marked by another significant event, the opening of the "Ulduz" Football Academy, a project focused on children's football: "As a result of the selection conducted in the capital and regions, 69 of the most talented children were selected from more than 700 children to the Academy located in the Shagan settlement of Baku and went to training. was involved. These children are currently staying at the Republic Children's Recreation and Health Center and continue their studies at the same high school. The Academy takes care of the nutrition and other needs of the children who continue their daily exercises by experienced specialists. I believe that these 10, 11, 12 and 13-year-old children will form the core of our national team in the future. I hope that such academies will be opened by clubs as well."