First Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Akaki Seperteladze and UEFA Hat Trick program manager, Joseph Clement attended ongoing football tournament among the school children of Vake-Saburtalo districts.
Tournament is being held for the fourth time throughout the whole Georgia. This year, School Ball began on May 7 and supposedly, it will be finished on June 27, traditionally in Batumi. 1150 schools of 73 regions of Georgia are involved in the competition. Selection rounds will be held in three levels. 16 teams (5 from Tbilisi and 1 from each regions) will take participation in the final round. Winner team will depart to participate in International Football Festival.
The goal of School Ball is to make football more popular and develop healthy way of life. Competition is organized by Georgian Football Federation, MES, Ministry of Culture, Monuments Protections and Sport and Association of Georgian Yard Football.
Champion of Georgia, team of Public School of Tsalendgikha region, Lia Village took the first place in International Tournament, Held in Turkey in 2009. Team of Ambrolauri Public School №1 took the third place in International Tournament in Turkey, in 2008. In 2007, football team of Zugdidi Public School №1 took the second place in Costa Brava Cup Euro Tournament in Spain. Footballer, Tsotne Samushia was recognized as bombardier of the tournament.