The ASD Dora Torino sports centre was founded on 16th January 2015, on the wishes of Alessandro Baricco and Mauro Berruto, with the idea of involving the people who live in Borgo Dora – an area of great richness and diversity – through the universal language of sport.
Of course, it is an ambitious project, perhaps even a bit crazy, but at Scuola Holden, we love this type of challenge.
In the 2015-2016 school year, we organised Hara Yoga and Pilates courses and our volleyball and football teams played some quite fierce matches.
There are four sports activities at Dora Torino at the moment.
The volleyball team is about to go into the fourth edition of amateur mixed championship UISP. The coaches are Ivan and Floriana and the players are in excellent spirits. They often hang out together after training (it is a bit like celebrating “the third half” after a rugby match).
The volleyball team train and play at the gym on via Cecchi, every Monday and Wednesday, from 8 to 10 p.m.
The football team is about to start playing in the third UISP championship. The coach is Andrea Costantino Levote and there are 25 players in total. A lot of them are students or graduates from Scuola Holden, but there are also young people from Borgo Dora and adopted Turinese (like the four players who come from Togo and Senegal).
Training is on Monday, from 8:30 to 10 p.m., at the sports centre Centrocampo on Via Petrella. Home matches are played on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m., at the football field Colletta.
Borgo Dora Playground is on every Friday afternoon and it is organised by Giuseppe Bisceglia. All we need to improvise basketball competitions fit for a film by Spike Lee is a basket, a ball and a square. While waiting to cross over and beyond Piazza Borgo Dora, do the right thing and come and have a kick-about with us, or follow us on Facebook to keep up with our street tournaments.
Over the past two years, the Polisportiva has been promoting the mixed-team 5-a-side football tournament (yeah that’s right, boys and girls together!) GHolden Goal, where students and teachers from Scuola Holden compete against each other. Nearly all of our classes have taken part in it (we’re talking about over 200 people), supported by a wild screaming crowd. The sports promoting organisation UISP Torino has even recognized GHolden Goal as one of their official tournaments. Here is the Facebook page, waiting for the next season!
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The sports centre logo was designed by Sergio Blandino, an IAAD (university of art and design) student.