5th international Vsevolod Bobrov Cup children tournament
The 5th international Vsevolod Bobrov Cup children tournament took place at the stadium of Dubki Park of Culture and Recreation in Sestroretsk on the 7th of September, 2018.
The anniversary tournament brought together ten teams from St Petersburg, Moscow and Latvia: FC Zenit Academy, FC Kolomyagi, FC Almaz-Antey, FC Nevskiy Front, SSHOR Zenit, DYUSH Lokomotiv (all- St Petersburg), FC Sestroretsk, United team of branches of FC Zenit Academy, FC Dynamo Riga, DYUSH PFC CSKA (Moscow).
All participating teams were presented with footballs and pendants by the Football Union of Russia, while team players received souvenir postcards with a picture of Vsevolod Bobrov and his biography. The best players were awarded with trophies, while the winner received tournament trophy cup and medals. The United team of branches of FC Zenit Academy won the tournament and received a challenge cup with team name engraving. SSHOR Zenit (St Petersburg) took the 2nd place, FC Zenit Academy (St Peterburg) - the third, and CSKA Moscow - the fourth.
Honoured guests of the tournament included Yelena Nikolaevna Bobrova, spouse of Vsevolod Bobrov; Valentina Timofeyevna Yashina, spouse of Lev Yashin; famous ice hockey player and Olympic champion Stanislav Afanasyevich Petukhov; Tatyana Ivanovna Arshavina, mother of famous footballer Andrey Arshavin.
The event was attended by Sergey Semak, coach of FC Zenit St Petersburg; and Viktor Fayzulin, former FC Zenit St Petersburg and Russian national team player.
We would like to thank the tournament partners: The Football Union of Russia, St Petersburg Football Federation, FC Zenit, Vody Zdorovya company, Avtodom Pulkovo, Hotel Scandinavia, Korenkov SSHOR and Dar Smolny Club for their organizational support.