For children with disabilities sport and play are especially important – not only in terms of their health, but also in terms of their social contact with others. Children with disabilities learn what they can do through sport; they discover their talents and develop self-confidence. Unfortunately, it is not always easy for these children to participate in a sport, because there are few facilities and the equipment required is generally expensive.Through a variety of partnerships, we are working to increase the sports available to children with disabilities and to make these sports more accessible so children with a disability also get the space to discover their talents.
In terms of recreational sports, we provide sports facilities and sports motivation through financial and strategic support. The Cruyff Foundation then offers talented children the chance to continue their development through the partnerships with sports associations.
Virgil van Dijk opens his 'own' Special Cruyff Court
What is happening in the UK? Yesterday we hosted such an amazing event with the opening of Special Cruyff Court Jackie Groenen at Cumberland School and today.. Virgil van Dijk, player of Liverpool FC, captain of the Dutch National team and Cruyff Foundation ambassador, opened his own Special Cruyff Court at Pontville School in Ormskirk, Lancashire.Read more
Jackie Groenen totally suprised with her 'own' Special Cruyff Court
Today, Manchester United Women’s star and Cruyff Foundation ambassador Jackie Groenen, opened her own Special Cruyff Court at Cumberland School in Rivington, Lancashire. Thanks to the support from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, we surprised Jackie with the Special Cruyff Court named after her.Read more
Cruyff Court Bonaire opened!
The Cruyff Foundation has been active in the Caribbean Netherlands since 2005 through the Cruyff Courts and the sports programs that run on the courts. A new Cruyff Court has been added since this week, the Cruyff Court Boy Frans on Bonaire! With this we also create space here for kids and youth to enjoy themselves through sports and to stimulate physical, mental and social development.Read more
With Football for Unity together for social integration
Let’s build bridges! Today we organized the first day of the Football for Unity Festival in Amsterdam. The aim? To connect third-country nationals with other youngsters of Amsterdam and enhance social integration. Didier Herbert, Head of the European Commission's Representation in the Netherlands and Urs Kluser, General Secretary UEFA Foundation for Children visited.Read more