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Denmark

Crown Princess Mary sees how football can stop bullying


By UNRIC - CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has joined forces with the goalkeeper of the Danish men’s national football team Kasper Schmeichel to discuss how football can stop bullying with children.

The Crown Princess visited the Danish national team’s headquarters in Elsinore. She ran some drills and even took a shot at a penalty kick with the national goalkeeper, an ambassador for Antibulli Football, while chatting on the importance of stopping bullying.

Her Royal Highness’s foundation, The Mary Foundation (Danish the MaryFonden), focuses on three specific areas of interest: loneliness, domestic violence and bullying and well-being. She visited the football headquarters as part of the Mary Foundation’s joint effort with Antibulli to eradicate bullying in Danish football clubs.

The Antibulli Football project aims to end bullying in Danish football clubs with advice and exercises with the training of children between the ages of 6-12.

The Royal House also said the project “aims to create good, safe communities and combat bullying in children’s sports.”

Mr Schmeichel is known to be passionate about ending bullying in children’s football and providing safe communities across Danish football clubs.

Both he and the Crown Princess recorded videos for the antibullying campaign, according to Ekstra Bladet, on Wednesday, 6 October. You can learn more about Antibulli here and the Mary Foundation here.

In the past, Crown Princess Mary collaborated through the Mary Foundation with handball player Mikkel Hansen to defeat bullying in that sport.

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