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17.10.2023Bayer 04

Opladen district matchday: Amiri and Ostermeier join kick-about at school

Together under the Cross: During the new Bayer 04 campaign of district matchdays, the Werkself will be visiting the different districts of Leverkusen in the coming months. Opladen is centre stage for the first of six special matchday events ahead of the home game against SC Freiburg. The GGS Herzogstraße school was the venue for the first event on Tuesday 17 October.
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There was a very special sports lesson on the agenda for 15 schoolchildren in the afternoon: The youngsters aged 6 to 10 eagerly took part in a kick-about with the Werkself players Nadiem Amiri and Selina Ostermeier in the school gym.

AMIRI: "impressed with the level"

The two Bayer 04 players, complete with their tricks, drew great admiration in a hard-fought 4-4 draw – and they had as much fun as the youngsters. "It was great today. It was real fun to do something different in the afternoon," said Amiri. "There really are lots of kids with talent… And I thought my dribbling was particularly good today," joked the midfielder.

Central defender Ostermeier also enjoyed the change from the usual training sessions. "It was really great fun, it was something different and something really special for the children," she said: "There was huge joy when we came in." The 24-year-old was reminded of her own childhood. "I can imagine how special it is for the children. It makes it even better if we can make them happy with a visit like this."

Amiri and Ostermeier were then happy to sign autographs for the children and pose for photos together. Bayer 04 mascot Brian the Lion also joined in and ensured beaming faces from the primary school children.

 

Im Kreis

city manager ADOMAT: "Bayer 04 are part of the city's culture"

The Leverkusen city manager Mark Adomat drew a positive conclusion after the event. "The children were full of enthusiasm and the players joined in brilliantly. Next episode to follow," he said: "Something like this right in the middle of the district is incredibly important. Because Bayer 04 is part of the city's culture."

The head of sport at the primary school was also happy. Andreas Kittel said: "The children really enjoyed it. We saw how great their enthusiasm was," he said: "You can see that Bayer 04 is deeply rooted in the region and nearly everybody here has a connection to the club."

 

Autogramme

The young school students have another highlight to look forward to: They will all receive free tickets for the Werkself Bundesliga home game against Freiburg on Sunday 29 October (kick-off: 17.30 CET, BayArena) where they will be able to support Amiri and Co. at the stadium.

Six district matchdays

The Werkself are organising district matchdays for this and next season. At selected Bundesliga home games, a different district of Leverkusen is the focus of activities with the players. For example, Bayer 04 will visit kindergartens and schools, organise fan festivals, penalty tournaments, and stage competitions as well as lots of other events.

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