All the months of Covid restrictions have been very challenging for children and youngsters, in particular. Rates of physical activity have dropped sharply. ServusTV does not want this to continue for too long and has therefore founded the GET MOVING! Movement for more movement.
FC Red Bull Salzburg support this initiative and would like to get all of their fans involved, especially the young ones, in order to boost their health and well-being. All the details on GET MOVING! can be found on ServusTV. 15 million Euros have been made available to help Austrian sports clubs in these difficult times.
All 15,000 sports clubs in Austria are now able to apply for funding. Projects that give children and youngsters between the ages of 6 and 16 more or better opportunities to play their favourite sports will be supported. The campaign is being supported by a lot of famous sportspeople, including Formula 1 legend Gerhard Berger, triple Olympic Gold Medallst Felix Gottwald, ski legends Marcel Hirscher, Fritz Strobl, Hans Knauß and Michaela Kirchgasser, snowboard star Benjamin Karl and, of course, our coach Jesse Marsch.
For around a year already we have been supporting Austrian grassroots sport in many different ways. We have made training plans, videos and tutorials available on our website with specific exercises. The plans have been clicked on a total of 33,000 times, with the videos and tutorials watched around 60,000 times. We have provided a total of 5,000 Nike balls to around 130 clubs in the Salzburg region (worth 250,000 Euro in total). We have also sent representatives out to a lot of youth teams in the region to organise exercises together with their coaches. Our general business manager Stephan Reiter says on the work so far: "We are really pleased about all the positive feedback we have received for our various initiatives. Our main aim is to help as many people as possible."