Johan Cruyff Foundation
The Johan Cruyff Foundation supports and develops impactful sports and play projects all around the world. We focus on children and youngsters for whom sport isn’t a guaranteed part of their lives. We put this into practice by sports projects for children with special needs, by setting up outdoor sports facilities in deprived areas and social sports programs. Through these actions we create space.
Space to grow. Space to make friends. Space to improve both their physical and mental health.
Space to become who they are.
Sports projects for children with special needs
We support and develop sport projects for children with special needs.
Setting up outdoor sports facilities
We create space for children in deprived areas though our projects (Special) Cruyff Courts and Schoolyard14.
Social sports programs
We empower youth through our programs and events like Heroes of the Cruyff Courts and the Streetwise Cup.
Marlou van Rhijn
Syafa, Syukur and Adam play at Cruyff Courts in Malaysia
Cruyff Court Felda Teloi Timur is located in the village of Kedah in northern Malaysia, surrounded by kilometers of palm trees. This Cruyff Court is the 8th court in Malaysia and was festively opened in 2023. Many children and youngsters live around the Cruyff Court and play sports on the court every day. One of them is 9-year-old Syafa, and her brother, 11-year-old Syukur.Read more
Third Cruyff Court Plus opened!
On Wednesday 1 November, the third Cruyff Court Plus in Apeldoorn was officially opened. By agreement with the Municipality of Apeldoorn, there were to be three 'Plus' Courts and this has now been realised with the latest opening of Cruyff Court Plus Sprenkelaar. So this is Apeldoorn's third Cruyff Court Plus, but only the fourth worldwide. Pretty special!Read more
Cruyff Court Jo Price opened at Haverfordwest, Wales
A brand new ‘Cruyff Court’ has been opened at the Garth Youth and Community Project, known locally as The Hive, by former international football and rugby icon Jo Price. Local hero Jo not only opened the new facility on October 14th but was also surprised with the honour of the court being named after her.Read more