Simply kicking a ball around on the street has often become nothing more than a thing of the past. Neighbourhoods are built up, the streets are packed with cars, and traffic is busy.
Children need a safe place that encourages them to play outside. That’s what Cruyff Courts are: a safe place to get together and where children get to know the importance of togetherness, making friends, discovering your own talents, and winning and losing. These are valuable experiences that they carry with them as they develop physically and mentally, and as they move into society.
Alongside the Cruyff Courts in the community, we set up Special Cruyff Courts at institutions for children with disabilities. Special Cruyff Courts are adapted to the children's needs. The Cruyff Courts and Special Cruyff Courts enable children to practise all kinds of sport and take part in activities that are supported by Cruyff Foundation Coaches. At the same time, the Heroes of the Cruyff Courts project ensures that young people play an active role in organising these activities.
First Special Cruyff Court in the United Kingdom!
Today was a very special day for us: we've opened the very first Special Cruyff Court in the United Kingdom! From now on the pupils of the Dorothy Goodman School can play sport on the Special Cruyff Court, which is adapted to the needs of the children.Read more
Cooking for Charity was a huge success!
What a special night we had yesterday! During the eleventh edition of the Dutch fundraising event Cooking for Charity we raised more than €250.000 to create space for children with a disability! The special theme of the evening was wheelchair tennis.Read more