The third annual tournament UAFA CUP took place on the 27.6. 2015 – the last weekend of June. The event was attended by the most teams so far (23) from Trenčín, Bratislava, Žilina, Prague and Minsk. For us as organizers and from the feedback of participants, it was by far the most successful and most interesting year. The collective of Tribúny sú naše (The Stands are Ours!) would like to present this year’s tournament in this report.
Tribúny sú naše! or The stands are ours in English are independent, self-financed initiative of a group of football fans and ultras. We started around 2010 as a few group of several fans and ultras of various teams in Slovakia, who were interested in the events on the stands in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and elsewhere. We have our principles and ideas which we abide by on and off the stands.
We are against:
- Commercialization of football and football fans
- Repression against fans and increased control on the stands
- Racism, fascism and other totalitarian ideologies
- DIY initiatives – from small tournaments to club-ownership
- Mutual help and solidarity between fans
- An atmosphere on the stands where ethnical background, nationality, gender or sexual orientation don’t play a role – football for everyone!
We fulfill these principles through our activities. We inform about important events and bring our discourse to the topics, both on our website and social media. We publish an occasional zine and organize various activities – the best know is the tournament UAFA CUP
If you want to take part in our activities, help or learn more, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook. We are a collective that is open to ideas and suggestions in line with our principles