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.
Refugees trained as football coach and referee
Amsterdam - Yesterday we kicked off a brand new project: ‘Football for Unity’! This program is initiated by the UEFA Foundation for Children and aims to integrate Third- Country Nationals and locals through football by offering the courses ‘Referee for Refugee’ and football coach.Read more