Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with workers of the plant “Autodiesel” in Yaroslavl, told about the idea of creating an Amateur football League for example the Night hockey League, reports “Interfax”.
“There is this idea of setting the same football League,” — said Putin.
According to him, the development of children and youth sport remains a sphere which the state should support. “This support should go to the regional level first and foremost,” he added.
The night hockey League, involving Amateur men and women teams were created in December 2011 on the initiative of Putin, who was then Prime Minister, and veterans of Russian hockey. The purpose of the NHL is declared the development and promotion of hockey in Russia, involvement in active play hockey children, adolescents, youth and other categories of the population.
A key event in the framework of the NHL is the national festival of Amateur teams in the final of which on the ice with the winners of the matches out President Vladimir Putin, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, Russian billionaires Arkady and Boris Rotenberg and many others. The last festival was held in Sochi in may, Putin went to the gala match and scored the team’s billionaires.
After the Sochi festival from the NHL quit key managers. As explained by the interviewee, the reason for leaving 20 people was disagreement with the policies of the new owner of the League – JSC “Souflot Port”. Change of ownership led to the resignation of the Chairman of the Board Vyacheslav Fetisov, and the post of General Director Sergey Makarov – stars hockey team of the USSR.