This Cruyff Court is located in the city of Palma, in Mallorca, and becomes the first one in the Balearic Islands.
Former FC Barcelona football player and member of the Dream Team coached by Johan Cruyff, Miquel Àngel Nadal; the director of the Cruyff Foundation, Pati Roura; the director of the Commercial and Educational Action Area of ”la Caixa” Foundation, Xavier Bertolín; the Mayor of Palma, José Hila; the Deputy Mayor for Culture and Social Welfare of the City Council of Palma, Antoni Noguera, and the Councilor for Sports of the City Council of Palma, Francisco Ducrós, opened the Cruyff Court Palma, a project that focuses on sport as a way of inclusion and social cohesion.
This initiative is the result of the alliance with ”la Caixa” Foundation for the construction, maintenance and revitalization of a total of 13 Cruyff Courts, prioritizing disadvantaged areas to promote the social inclusion of children and young people especially vulnerable through the practice of sport.
The Cruyff Courts project was started in 2004 and currently has more than 270 Cruyff Courts around the world. The Cruyff Courts are small free-use football fields that aim to promote sports and values such as responsibility, integration, team play and personal improvement, as well as preventing sedentary lifestyle and childhood obesity.
This initiative also promotes two specific projects in these soccer fields: the Cruyff Courts 6vs6, championships for boys and girls from 10 to 12 years in which all the Cruyff Courts participate, and the Heroes of the Cruyff Courts, with the objective that young people from different neighbourhoods learn to organise their own tournament.