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.
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
Ryan Gravenberch winner Johan Cruyff Prize
At Cruyff Court Betondorp, the field in the neighborhood where Johan always played football as a child, around the corner from his parental home, Ryan Gravenberch received the coveted prize for Johan Cruyff Talent of the year in the Dutch Eredivisie 2020-2021.Read more