Right to Dream at the FIFA World Cup
November 15, 2022 at 10:00:00 AM
For our Right to Dream family, it’s a moment of huge pride as we celebrate Right to Dream graduates and coaches selected for this year’s FIFA World Cup.
Congratulations to our graduates putting their mark on the Denmark national team and representing FC Nordsjælland; Mikkel Damsgaard, Andreas Skov Olsen, Victor Nelsson, and Mathias Jensen.
We also celebrate Right to Dream graduates selected for Ghana in Mohammed Kudus (ex FC Nordsjælland), Kamaldeen Sulemana (ex FC Nordsjælland) and Kamal Sowah.
Our Right to Dream coaching team are also taking flight to lead their countries in this year’s tournament. Congratulations to Head Coach Otto Addo and Assistant Coach Didi Dramani (both Right to Dream Ghana) plus Head Coach Kasper Hjulmand and Assistant Coach Morten Wieghorst (both FC Nordsjælland), look to take the Right to Dream way to the Middle East.
Since establishing our first academy in 1999, we have embedded the license to dream in all members of our community. From developing their skills at our Academies, to scoring debut professional goals at Right to Dream Park (home of FC Nordsjælland) and learning the importance of teamwork and resilience in our classrooms, the seeds of success have been sewn for all our graduates now playing on the biggest world stage.
Our students, staff and supporters couldn’t be prouder to have so many graduates and coaching staff achieving their dreams of representing their countries. We are also proud to see our unique development model showcased on a global stage. “The Right to Dream way will be evident in the style of play, reflecting our footballing philosophy. We know they will bring flair and energy and show great character which is embedded in our approach. To see our graduates on the biggest stage is going to be a very proud moment for sure. We wish them every success.” Tom Vernon, CEO.
The occasion provides a moment for our current academy students to dream bigger and manifest all they can achieve. We spoke to some of our current students at the Ghana academy to hear what this moment means to them.
“It’s a motivation to see our seniors playing in the World Cup. This will push us to work hard to also achieve our dreams,” a student at our Ghana academy said.
The students agreed on the importance of teamwork and advised the graduates to put “the team first, not the individuals”.
“Even if they don’t win, it’s a learning experience for them. We’re also learning from what they’re doing,” another student added.
We cannot wait to see our students continue to thrive and be part of football history. Follow @Right2Dream for more updates!