Ukraine international defender meets with disabled children


Ukraine international defender meets with disabled children

During the CAFE Week of Action 2016 - Total Football Total Access - Ukrainian defender Dmytro Chygrynskiy met with a group of disabled children in Dnipropetrovsk.


Chygrynskiy, who plays for FC Dnipro, visited the children with Aleksandr Uskov - the Chair of the club's disabled supporters group.


The children enjoyed a question and answer session with Chygrynskiy, asking him about such topics as the team's performances and his life away from football. Some of the children later remarked that the day had given them memories that would last a lifetime.


Chygrynskiy became a CAFE Ambassador in Ukraine in 2014, and is passionate about improved access and wider inclusion. He also took part in last season's CAFE Week of Action celebrations, featuring in the FC Dnipro matchday programme talking about the initiative and the importance of Access for All.


Speaking afterwards, Chygrynskiy said, "I am glad that I came here. It was very nice to see all the children, and to see joy in their eyes. The children asked me next time to bring the whole team! It is always a pleasure".


Further activities are planned across Ukraine to celebrate the CAFE Week of Action 2016, and news of these activities will be published on