On the 6th of April, 2013, in the Indoor Sports Training Ground of JSC “Zaporizhstal”, Rostislav Shurma, the General Director of “Zaporizhstal” II&SW and Igor Gotsul, the President of the Track and Field Athletics Federation of Ukraine, signed a Memorandum of cooperation development between “Zaporizhstal” II&SW and Track and Field Athletics Federation of Ukraine.
The Memorandum provides creation of the required material-and-technical facilities and appropriate conditions for training in the Indoor Sports Training Ground of JSC “Zaporizhstal”, as well as encouraging and maintaining of the leading sportsmen of the region. Besides, the joint programme made by JSC “Zaporizhstal” and Track and Field Athletics Federation of Ukraine includes running competitions of national and international level on a basis of the improved modern track-and-field training ground of JSC “Zaporizhstal”.
“Development of sports and physical training are justifiably included into the number of priorities of our social policy. I’m strongly convinced that the sports victories are required for fortitude maintaining, promotion of active healthy lifestyle so that sports would become a proper choice for the younger generation”, — Rostislav Shurma, the General Director of JSC “Zaporizhstal” noted.
A track-and-field champions devoted to the 80th anniversary of “Zaporizhstal” II&SW, became a milestone of signing the joint Memorandum. 200 athletes from all over Ukraine took part in it. The championship was opened by a mass race with participation of the well-known sportsmen, Mariya Remen’, Olesia Povkh, Alexey Kas’yanov, Anna Gatsko, Anna Mel’nichenko and Vladimir Burakov.
«Signing the Memorandum of Cooperation between Track and Field Athletics Federation of Ukraine and “Zaporizhstal” II&SW — is a historic event which marks a cooperation of the ‘Sports Queen’ with one of the leaders of Ukrainian industry. “Zaporizhstal” is famous for practicing the principles of social responsibility. This is an enterprise which is able not only to get something, but also to give back», — Igor Gotsul, the President of TFAFU said, — “the bright and spectacular international competitions will become a ‘crown’ of our cooperation. We have very ambitious plans, and now, we can move in the common direction”.
Eugeniy Kartashov, People’s Deputy of Ukraine said: «Track-and -fields is a hard sport. Only physically strong and strong in spirit people can go in for this sport, all the more so as to maintain and develop it. This year, “Zaporizhstal” got successfully off. I’m sure, the Works would meet its 80th anniversary at the peak of production and sports form».
Within the frame of cooperation, “Zaporizhstal” II&SW and the Track and Field Athletics Federation of Ukraine in 2013 would invest UAH 4 million, each per UAH 2 million on its own part, into development of the Indoor Sports Training Ground.
Let us remind, in 2013 “Zaporizhstal” II&SW allotted UAH 8.5 million for sport developing and maintaining in Zaporozhye area, out of which UAH 6 million are the investments for allowance and development of the In-door Sports Training Ground of “Metallurg” SC, UAH 2 million — for allowance and development of yacht-club of JSC “Zaporizhstal” and UAH 450 thousand — for pay-off the monthly scholarships to 9 leading sportsmen of Zaporozhye region.