Young Aussie to fly flag in Russia
The 2018 Football for Friendship (F4F) programme is transforming a FIFA World Cup dream into reality for Year 7 student, Noah Borg, who has been selected to fly to Russia to represent Australia at the F4F programme.
Taking place in Moscow on June 8th to 15th, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, F4F is an annual International Children’s social programme organised by Gazprom, a company supporting global social projects and setting new standards in relation to social policy. One of the experiences includes a role in the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup and tickets to the opening match, Russia vs Saudi Arabia.
Noah will attend as a Young Journalist, giving the country even more presence ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. He will join other 12-year-old football players and journalists from 211 countries and regions to participate in the eight-day programme.
Noah says: “The nine values of the programme - friendship, equality, fairness, health, peace, devotion, victory, traditions and honour - mean a lot to me. It doesn’t matter where you come from or what you can do, we are all equal and we should treat everyone the same and with respect.”
Overnewton College Head of Sport, Nikki Little, will also travel to Moscow, having been invited to be a member of the Australian delegation, and will actively work with the Australian media team. Nikki will have the opportunity to collaborate with over 2,000 professional journalists from around the world to give the children an experience of a lifetime.