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Corinne Blatter Andenmatten
Media Spokesperson Sepp Blatter Foundation

Special award for Football Valaisan Féminin

The Sepp Blatter Foundation presented the special award worth CHF 25,000 at the Valais Women’s Cup Final on 9 May 2018 in Lens, thereby paying tribute to the work carried out to date while also calling on the Valais federation to promote and strengthen the current presence of women’s football in Valais even more.

2016 award

It is a great pleasure for the Sepp Blatter Foundation to be able to present the 2016 Award, with prize money of CHF 25,000, to the Musikdorf Ernen Festival.

2015 award

The Sepp Blatter Association is supporting Valais women's football with the 2015 award.

2013 award

In 2013, the Sepp Blatter Foundation decided on an exceptional basis to present its award – for the second year running – to a humanitarian-social institution in the Upper Valais in recognition of its extraordinary commitment and dedication to helping people with special needs. The 2013 award, which was once again worth CHF 20,000, was presented to the insieme oberwallis association. Founder Sepp Blatter and Foundation President Niklaus Furger presented the award and cheque to the President of insieme oberwallis, Edith Nanzer, at a small ceremony held in the auditorium of the curative school of Glis that was also attended by the entire Sepp Blatter Foundation Board of Management as well as by representatives of the Brig-Glis local authority and a number of students and insieme oberwallis residents.

2012 award

Each year, the Sepp Blatter Foundation, which was founded in 2006, presents an award to a project in the Upper Valais in recognition of its extraordinary humanitarian or sporting merits. This year, the 20,000 award was presented to Martinsheim, an elderly persons’ home in Visp. The award, which is worth CHF 20,000, was presented in the presence of Sepp Blatter, who, together with the Foundation Board, has been impressed by Martinsheim’s social commitment.

2011 award

The 2011 Sepp Blatter Foundation award was officially presented at the Sepp Blatter Football Tournament in Ulrichen, Valais on Sunday, 26 August 2012.

Award 2010

At the end of every year, the foundation bestows an award on one of several projects carefully selected during the course of the year. The award is presented in recognition of exceptional efforts in the fields of sport and humanity.

2007 award

On Sunday, 31 August, FIFA President Sepp Blatter will take part in the 11th edition of the football tournament that bears his name in Ulrichen (Valais), his home canton in Switzerland. Various names from the world of international sport will be there, and you – as members of the press – are also cordially invited to attend.