Football as a leading component of sports leisure of interned soldiers of the Ukrainian Galician Army in Czechoslovakia (1919-1922)

Срібняк, Ігор Володимирович and Антонишин, Андрій Павлович and Хлєбіна, Анна Євгеніївна (2021) Football as a leading component of sports leisure of interned soldiers of the Ukrainian Galician Army in Czechoslovakia (1919-1922) Теорія і методика фізичного виховання і спорту (3). pp. 89-95. ISSN 1992-7908; 1992-9331

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The article analyzes specific features of organizing football competitions with the involvement of the Ukrainian Galician Army (UGA) interned soldiers who contended with Czech sportsmen on camp sports grounds and football stadiums in a number of Czechoslovakian provincial towns throughout summer 1919 – 1922. To a large extent, it became possible thanks to the activity of the American charity organization Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) that spared no costs for internees’ humanitarian aid. With the assistance of monetary funds, teams got the possibility to buy sports uniforms and all equipment necessary to organize football matches (i.e., balls, net on the gates, etc.). The sports section of the Cultural & Educational Circle (in Německé Jablonné, as well as in Josefov) actively engaged in football development; its activity resulted in the organization of sports holidays and numerous competitions with the participation of local Czech sports clubs. Team sports, particularly football, played an essential role for interned soldiers’ health promotion, primarily camp team players; they also were a source for spark and high spirits amongst not only sportsmen but also numerous crowds of spectators and football fans that contributed to positive emotions despite complicated existence in camps. Meanwhile, football matches successfully played a communicative and adaptational role, creating a solid ground for Czech-Ukrainian cross-national understanding. They considerably helped part of UGA interned soldiers integrate into Czech society.

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Additional Information: Článek „Fotbal jako hlavní součást sportovního volna internovaných vojáků UHA v Československu, léto 1919–1922“ vznikl na základě institucionální podpory dlouhodobého koncepčního rozvoje výzkumné organizace poskytované Ministerstvem kultury (стаття «Футбол як чільна складова спортивного дозвілля інтернованих вояків УГА в Чехословаччині, літо 1919–1922 рр.» була підготовлена на основі інституційної підтримки довгострокового концептуального розвитку науково-дослідної організації, наданої Міністерством культури Чеської Республіки).
Uncontrolled Keywords: football; team; match; sport club; players; Ukrainian interned soldiers; camp; Czechoslovakia
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 14:01
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2022 14:01

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