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Why SFD?

As a coalition of different partners, we believe sport is 'the catalyst' for positive social change.

Who we are

Partnering for change

People all over the world participate in sports – regardless of age, physical, gender, religion or culture. Sport is a global phenomenon and a universal language spoken all over the world. The sport for development program (2020-2024), empowered by five different organizations, contributes to a world in which children and young people actively contribute to vital communities.

Who we are

Our partners

The Sportfordevelopment.nl (2020-2024) program is implemented by an alliance of International Sports Alliance (ISA), Right To Play (RTP), Royal Dutch Hockey Association and Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) – in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry. Each partner contributes unique knowledge, expertise and a unique network.

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Every young football player deserves a good coach, a WorldCoach

Jesse Beems Project Coördinator KNVB WorldCoaches
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Playing is vital! Through sports and games, children learn important skills that have a positive effect on their development.

Lisa Wijkel Institutional Manager RightToPlay Netherlands
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With the SFD program we hope to contribute through sport to a world in which everyone has access to high-quality education and equal opportunities. A world in which everyone can live (together) safely and boys and girls can fully participate and be accepted.

Philippe A. Evers Business Development Coach
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We work in areas where and with people for whom it is not self-evident that they have a fair chance at a better life. Through sports they can achieve that.

Floris-Jan Bovenlander Ambassador KNHB
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We believe that by activating the potential of the largest young generation, underserved communities will change. The way to unlock this potential is by sports.

Leonie Hallers Director International Sports Alliance
Where do we do this

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18 Countries we are active
1.718 Coaches trained
71.237 Persons reached