Footbag has had some publicity in the media this week. Firstly, an English class with Chile’s top athletes was televised on two sports news programs (Vive Deportes and CDO), while Diario del Futbol ran a profile about Footbag.
In a football obsessed continent, the Diario del Futbol looks to promote both smaller competitions and clubs, as well as sports that are associated with football.
Appearing in this publication is a great chance to get some further publicity for the sport. The link to the interview is in Spanish, but you can find some more information about the Footbag and English programs, which Flying Clipper has donated 100 footbags toward, in an article at English language publication I Love Chile.
The video below shows a different angle on sports and education, with footbag on display outside of the controversial Universidad del Mar. The university has been closed down by the Chilean government after a long running corruption case.
Students have taken matters into their own hands, taking over the university. Protests for education in Chile have made headlines over the past years and with an election coming up in 2013, the students will be sure to return to the streets this year.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNB5er_m6Bk]
For more information on Footbag in Chile, visit the Footbag Chile website.