Football is our passion
Football creates emotions and team spirit. The sport embodies strong commitment, teamwork and trust – all values that we live and encourage at Axpo. Full of energy – supporting tomorrow’s stars.
Axpo football camps
Axpo football camps provide coaching to young football and sports enthusiastic boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 16 at over 40 locations throughout Switzerland. The five-day football camps that take place during the spring, summer and fall breaks support the regional associations in their efforts to promote young talent and reinforce the importance of athletics in general.
For years, football enthusiastic boys and girls from the regional associations of Aargau and Zurich have been invited to accompany Super League football stars of the Grasshoppers Club Zurich and FC Aarau onto the playing field.
Axpo Rookie 2016/17
Ezgjan Alioski - Rookie of the Year
Excitement guaranteed! With four goals in six games, Ezgjan Alioski is the second-best goal scorer among the top Swiss football players.
As the defence tower, Manuel Akanji helped shape the FC Basel's new championship victory. The fact that he also scores goals, makes Axpo Rookie number five one of the most talented central defence players in Switzerland. The national coach recently called on him.
„A super talent!" „A guy with a future!" These are synonyms for Axpo Rookie number four - Albian Ajeti. The young man from Basel ended up at FC St. Gallen after a detour to Augsburg. Now he’s scoring goals galore. Hard work enabled this soccer talent to reach his objective within just five years.
Once he was sent away from FC Zurich. Christian Fassnacht was, after all, a detour Profi: At 23, the Axpo Rookie Nr. 3 starts in Thun.
The striker Francesco Margiotta who was borrowed from Juventus Turin has found a new home in French-speaking Switzerland and quickly found his feet at Lausanne Sport.
Axpo Rookie 2015/16
Denis Zakaria - Rookie of the Year
From the hope for the future to mainstay at YB in just one year. And the EM is next! Denis Zakaria is Axpo’s Rookie of the Season. He has kept his feet on the ground and is not yet thinking about transferring to a foreign club.
Denis Zakaria become an important mainstay of YB's current team in just a short while. The 18-year old from Geneva dreams about playing for Barcelona or Paris Saint-Germain one day.
In Eastern Switzerland, they have waited for homegrown talent like him for many years. At 20, Roy Gelmi is defensive stalwart and captain of FC St. Gallen. The Zurich-born Gelmi was also an excellent tennis player.
Martin Angha has left the past behind him. He relaunched his career as defensive stalwart in St. Gallen: Axpo’s rookie for January/February is the youngest captain in Swiss professional football.
His hobby is kicking goals – on as well as next to the field! Thanks to his goal scoring, the GC striker Shani Tarashaj, 21 might still make it to the EM. He will transfer to FC Everton in summer.
His father was the City President of Sierre and a member of the State Council of the canton of Valais. Vincent Sierro, 20 has little interest in politics, but many talents: the goalkicking star of FC Sion finds it easy to combine his studies and football.
Axpo Rookie 2014/15
Breel Embolo - Rookie of the Year
Axpo and Schweizer Illustrierte chose Breel Embolo as the rookie of the 14/15 season. With his sunny and cheeky temperament and fantastic talent, the 18-year-old striker of FC Basel is not only popular in Switzerland.
In Breel Embolo, FC Basel probably has the greatest player in Switzerland on its team. The 17-year-old who wants to conquer Europe soon is honoured that the experts have selected him as the first Axpo rookie.
Times have been turbulent since he returned to FC Zurich at the beginning of April. But Yanick Brecher, 21 kept a cool head in the uproar that followed the dismissal of his predecessor David Da Costa. The Axpo rookie is the FCZ's new number one goalkicker.
GC defence player Levent Gülen is the dream of every trainer: talented, ambitious, responsible - and humble. He relaunched his career in Turkey: „I left as a young boy and returned as a man."
His surname does not promise too much: At 18, Edimilson Fernandes of FC Sion is following in the footsteps of his cousin Gelson. Axpo’s rookie for February/March has a bright future ahead of him.
He is the youngest of three brothers who all play professional football. And he is likely to go furthest of them all: Francisco Rodriguez, 19 is Axpo’s second Rookie of the Season.
Axpo Kids & Family Day
Our cooperation with PluSport focuses on the area of young talent development. Our aim is to support children and teens with and without disabilities by providing funding and material in the area of football. With the help of Axpo volunteers, the “Axpo Kids & Family Day” takes place in July as part of the annual PluSport Day in Magglingen. Year after year, the event attracts over a thousand sports enthusiasts and fosters interesting, enriching encounters.
Axpo PluSport Teams
For several years Axpo and PluSport have been establishing new Axpo PluSport Teams on an ongoing basis. The teams train weekly and receive coaching from PluSport. Axpo supplies equipment and financial support. Axpo’s long-term goal is to develop an integrated platform for regular tournaments for football enthusiastic people with disabilities. These new football teams comprise existing PluSport sports groups as well as teams from facilities for the disabled.