On August 9–11, international football tournament Valmiera Glass Friendship Cup 2015 took place in Valmiera, Jānis-Daliņš Stadium, summoning Latvia’s best youth football teams as well as a European-level team from a football club in Beşiktaş, Turkey. The youth football team of FC Valmiera, sponsored by JSC Valmieras stikla šķiedra, also participated.
This tournament originated from the agreement between JSC Valmieras stikla šķiedra and the Beşiktaş sports club on co-operation and exchange of experiences between children’s football teams of Valmiera and the Beşiktaş Sports Academy.
„We made the first move towards international co-operation with the excellent football club Beşiktaş at the beginning of this year, and already we have arrived at a successful football tournament in Valmiera”, says Mr.Andre Schwiontek, President of JSC Valmieras stikla šķiedra.
Also youth football manager at the Beşiktaş sports club Mr.Emrah Bayraktar expressed his gratitude to Mr.Schwiontek for his involvement in hosting the team and setting up the tournament.