Kubrat Pulev visited the Bulgarian team on integrated football in Berlin
23.04.2018
Kubrat Pulev met the girls from the Bulgarian team on integrated football. Our best professional boxer visited the team during a tournament at the Olympic Park in Berlin.

Pulev is training in the complex and after his next workout during the weekend he supported the native contestants in the race with teams from Germany and Italy. After the games Kubrat talked to the girls, congratulated them on the excellent performance and gave them additional confidence about their upcoming sporting challenges. They wished him success and luck on the road to winning the world title in heavyweight.
"The girls are extremely excited about the support they have received from Mr. Pulev. He is one of the most recognizable Bulgarian athletes and it was a great pleasure to meet him" said Stefka Djobova, who is a lecturer of adapted physical activity and sport at the NSA and head of the Bulgarian delegation of the competition in Berlin.
Our team was selected by Bulgarian sports development association and included five girls from the House for adults with mental disabilities in the town of Banya, near Karlovo, as well as sports specialists.
"Girls from Bulgaria did a great job in the race and deserve congratulations on their behavior and activity throughout the tournament. They are aware of the possibility of being an example of living in institutions, showing in practice how integration through sport is possible and should be applied purposefully and systematically", said Ivaylo Lazarov - coach of the native athlete and lecturer at the NSA.
BSDA has been working for the second year with this institution, with sports activities being held in 2017 and a promotional video clip "In Sport We Are All Equal!", Which carries the message that:
Sport has the power to improve social inclusion. He does not discriminate against any sign. No one is different! In sport we are all equal!
The video campaign aims to portray the power of sport as an integration tool, as well as the opportunities for equal inclusion of all social groups. You can watch it and share it with the following link, and we will be happy to be supported by as many people as possible to show the strength of the sport:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsT0_Yk5snc
The SpeeCh - Sports Psychiatric Community project is a project that starts on January 1, 2017 and will carry out a variety of activities in the next two years.

Its main activities are:

  • Creation of 3 integrated sports associations in Italy, Germany and Bulgaria. Members of the associations: patients with psychiatric disorders and young people. Goal of Associations: to promote the social inclusion of patients with psychiatric illnesses in society through sporting activities;
  • Publication of a manual "Methodologies and techniques for managing sports activities related to the social inclusion in the local communities of people with psychiatric illnesses".

The partner organizations will be part of the European Integrated Soccer Network, which was created under a previous project funded by the Erasmus + program. Identifying and linking policy-makers in this field, sharing good national practices on methodologies and techniques for managing sports activities to support the social integration of patients with psychiatric illnesses will be part of the project's results. Several international meetings will be held to prepare a public campaign for the active inclusion of the target group in social life.
In each of the partner countries, a campaign will be launched to present the project and the future creation of sports associations whose members will be patients from community psychiatric communities and youth from local communities. A sporting event will also be organized for 8 representatives of the target group to take part in an international sports tournament in Berlin, Germany. As a product of the project, "Methodologies and techniques for managing sports activities related to the social inclusion in the local communities of people with psychiatric illnesses" will be published.
The project is co-funded by the European Commission's Erasmus + Program - Small Joint Partnerships and will be implemented within 24 months. Partners: Italy, Bulgaria and Germany. The bulgarian partner is Bulgarian sports development association.