“The best thing is that it hasn’t touched a ceiling” Six months after leaving for a country he knew nothing about – “he didn’t even know what the club’s facilities were like” -, Xabi Auzmendi praises foreign football as an alternative to “a well from which it is very difficult to get out” as Second Division B: “Here the level is similar, but you are playing in the First Division and if you have a good season you can go to Europe. Also, if you do it well, endless possibilities open up for you. There will be someone who thinks differently, but I consider going abroad a very interesting option. ” And the bug bites: “When the first experience is good, the desire to stay outside increases. I have no need to return to Spain. In the future I will think about looking for something more ambitious, trying other leagues … “Lori FC ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Auzmendi celebrates a goal with Lori.Lori FC Xabi Auzmendi launched into a pool in which, six months later, he moves like a fish in water. “When he arrived he asked me for automatisms, but I told him not to straighten, to move freely and to enjoy himself. Since then he has been a key player in the team. He stands out on the pass, whether short or long, he has a spectacular aerial game and a very powerful shot. He is a player with brutal potential. Left-handed, but who handles both legs. The best thing is that it hasn’t touched a ceiling“analyzes David Campaña, your coach at Vanadzor. With one of the lowest budgets in the category, Lori came to lead the ranking, although the stoppage caused by the coronavirus surprised him third, in European positions. “It is a very competitive league, but I feel the confidence of the coach and the teammates and that makes me feel free. I am very comfortable, although I know that I still have a lot of room for improvement,” said Auzmendi. David Campaña, Lori FC coach After three years belonging to the Royal Society, Xabi Auzmendi (Lazkao, 1997) lived in 2019 one of the most difficult summers that he remembers. The ‘txuri-urdin’ did not renew their contract and the offers of other clubs were conspicuous by their absence. “It was very difficult,” recalls the Basque midfielder. But everything changed when the proposal came from Lori FC, a modest team from the Armenian First Division. “I saw that there were other Spaniards and I didn’t think twice about it. I had always wanted to play abroad, but I never imagined that my first adventure abroad would be in Armenia“reveals Auzmendi, who has already completely forgotten the bad feelings of the past summer market:” There came a time when I couldn’t take it anymore and I decided to risk it. Now I am very comfortable; I’m happy”. His present, however, continues in Vanadzor, a city of 90,000 inhabitants where watching him play football is free. “The club is remodeling its stadium and, meanwhile, we play where we train. Not many people go, and that is that admission is free”, discovers Auzmendi, who has stumbled upon “level” football in Armenia: “The people He has a bad conception of soccer in other countries, but the truth is that it is the most practiced sport in almost all the world. Although the best soccer players are in Spain, there is a level throughout Europe. In Spain, tactically, the teams are much more worked But here football is strong, very aggressive, and that complicates everything. They lack the football education that we have. ” The Basque midfielder has tried this course on all lines. “Less than goalkeeper, center back and right back, this season he has played in all positions. It adapts perfectly to any area of the field, although it is in the elaboration of the game where it makes the most difference. I wish they were all like him, “Campaña analyzes. It seems difficult that Xabi Auzmendi’s bet does not end up being a winner. The future, like Lori’s shirt, is now green hope.
Taglines are tough. They challenge us to sum up the essence of all we do in a few words that are pithy, profound and pack a punch. My blogging frolleague Nancy, also known as president of Nancy Schwartz & Company, has a big announcement about those tough little beasts: She’s found the BEST nonprofit taglines of 2008. We’re happy to see Network for Good friend LandChoices as a big winner. (I voted for them!)Nancy says the Getting Attention Nonprofit Tagline Awards program came about when so many powerful taglines were submitted to a survey she did on nonprofit taglines. More than 1,000 taglines were submitted. Survey findings, the entire list of submitted taglines and details on finalists and award winners will be featured in a report to be published in September. Stay tuned for the report – I’ve seen a sneak preview, and it’s packed with great pointers on vastly improving your tagline. I’ll blog it as soon as it’s off the presses.Without further ado, here are the winners in each category along with comments on what makes them great:Arts & Culture: Where Actors Find Their Space —NYC Theatre SpacesThis clearinghouse for NYC rehearsal and performance spaces uses a double entendre to go beyond a description of its services and highlight the value of its work.Civic Benefit: Stand Up for a Child —CASA of Southwest MissouriCASA’s tagline provokes anger, compassion and a desire to help, in just five words.Education: Stay Close…Go Far. —East Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaThis simple yet distinctive tagline from East Stroudsburg cuts through the clutter. Its straightforward character mirrors that of the school.Environment & Animals: Helping Preserve the Places You Cherish —LandChoicesLandChoices’ tagline thoroughly communicates the value of its work while evoking one’s most precious memories of walks in the woods, wildflower meadows and childhood camping trips. There’s a real emotional connection here.Grantmaking: Make the most of your giving. —The Greater Cincinnati FoundationThis clear tagline articulates the value of the foundation for donors considering an alternative way to give.Health & Sciences: Improving Life, One Breath at a Time —American Lung AssociationThis unexpected focus on the breath—a core element of life—gets attention, and understanding.Human Services: When You Can’t Do It Alone —Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota–Manatee, Inc.This tagline tells the story succinctly and powerfully: It’s all about getting help when life becomes overwhelming. It makes a strong emotional connection.International, Foreign Affairs & National Security: Whatever it takes to save a child —U.S. Fund for UNICEFUNICEF engages hearts and minds with its passionate focus on helping children. Who could turn down a request for a donation?Jobs & Workforce Development: All Building Starts With a Foundation —Building Future BuildersVoters enjoyed the word play here: It adds depth of understanding without being glib. Religion & Spiritual Development: Grounded in tradition…Open to the Spirit —Memphis Theological Seminary (MTS)MTS conveys the two equally important halves of its values and curriculum in a way that makes you think about the connection.Other• The Art of Active Aging —EngAGEEngAGE surprises with the imagery of active aging and the use of the term “art” to describe the way it does its work.• Because facts matter. —Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP)This tagline introduces the nature of OCPP’s impact in Oregon and entices the reader or listener to find out more. Its value proposition—the truth—is particularly compelling at a time when facts are frequently disregarded in public debate.