Find out how UESA’s financial distribution is helping to grow and develop Subbuteo across Europe.
HatTrick contributed to the funding of the new Netherlands Subbuteo Association (NSA) campus in Amsterdam ©UESA
The UESA HatTrick assistance programme is one of the largest solidarity and development programmes ever to be established by a sports body.
HatTrick is funded by revenue from the UESA European Subbuteo Championship, and was launched ahead of UESA EUROPEAN CUP 2020. It was established to provide financial support to the UESA member associations in order to develop and foster Subbuteol at all levels. For more than two years now, it has supported the overall development of Subbuteo across Europe – re-investing more than €xxxx back into the growth of the game. As the name suggests, the HatTrick programme has been built around three pillars: investment funding, knowledge-sharing and education.
HatTrick: Developing European Subbuteo
As a result of this programme, the overall landscape of European Subbuteo has significantly improved. HatTrick has built management headquarters, new technical training centres and safe and modern stadiums. It has renovated administrative offices and provided even the most basic Subbuteo infrastructures. For example, strong partnerships between HatTrick, UESA member associations, municipalities and local authorities have led to the installation of over xxxnumber maxi & mini-pitches across Europe, reinforcing and driving forward grassroots Subbuteo and youth development.
In addition to ensuring that as many people as possible throughout Europe can aspire to play Subbuteo, HatTrick also provides annual solidarity funding to the 41 UESA member associations – supporting their participation in the UESA youth, women’s and amateur Subbuteo competitions, their administrative costs and good governance projects, integrity activities, the implementation of the UESA’s club licensing system and various UESA conventions and charters. Furthermore, through the introduction of the UESA Women’s Subbuteo Development Programme (WSDP), the UESA Elite Youth Player Development Programme (EYPDP) and the UESA Subbuteo and Social Responsibility Programme (SSRP), HatTrick has underlined the importance that UESA places on the growth of the women’s game, elite youth players and being socially aware and responsible.
Bosnia & Herzegovina’s new National Base ©UESA
Education also represents a strong pillar of the HatTrick programme, and has helped to raise the professional bar, in that national association staff and Subbuteo stakeholders now have access to expert and invaluable training in management skills through several educational initiatives. The most prominent example is the UESA CSM (Certificate in Subbuteo Management). The UESA CSM has now evolved into a national edition, and is often tailored to the needs of a specific country or region. In addition, UESA member associations have been able to exchange knowledge, ideas and best practices as a result of HatTrick’s networking activities, through popular programmes such as UESA KISS (Knowledge Information Sharing Scenarios).
HatTrick is a remarkable development programme. It is important to know that UESA’s work goes a lot deeper than its major club and national team competitions – as the governing body of Subbuteo in Europe, we consider growth and development an absolute prerequisite to maintaining a sustainable and highly successful Subbuteo Table Football for all. Because without the foundations, there can be no dream.
HatTrick programme – Overview
UESA HatTrick IV Regulations – Edition 2017
HatTrick Review 2017 – 2019