From March 22 to April 18, the European Football for Development Network (EFDN) will highlight the social strength of European football.
During this corona crisis, the KAA Gent Foundation wants to make the difference more than ever. Upon hearing the measures to contain the virus, the KAA Gent Foundation immediately changed its operations, in the service of society.
The number of G supporters from KAA Gent has increased more than tenfold since moving to the Ghelamco Arena. At top matches we have 250 Buffalos with a disability or with limited mobility in the stadium. 10 years of working on accessibility is paying off. And yet there is still a lot of work to be done.
The 11th EFDN Congress was a huge success. Approx. 150 delegates from all over Europe met in Ghent for the 11th EFDN Conference “CSR in Football”.
On Tuesday and Wednesday the 13th and the 14th of November 140 representatives of more than 80 European clubs and their foundations, national leagues and football associations will gather in Gent for a congress about CSR & Community in European football.
The KAA Gent Foundation presents some remarkable numbers about the athletic and social cooperation between the 15 football clubs in Gent. Three years of Elk Talent Telt (Every Talent Counts) provided more opportunities for young football players, more education for trainers and board members and a healthier football environment. Movie ENG subtitles: Movie Dutch subtitles:
KAA Gent and the local football clubs in Gent participating in the Elk Talent Telt partnership join forces and unite against hate.
KAA Gent will offer more seats for wheelchairs, starting with the Play Offs 2018. Specifically, there will be 6 designated seats in block RS 232 (tier 2) 6 designated seats in block RS 438 (tier 4). The seats are located indoor at the third floor. The amount of designated seats for people in wheelchairs is increased from 30 to 42.
The Belgian Pro league awarded KAA Gent with the title Pro League+ Gold for best football in the community organization in Belgium. It’s the second time in only four years that the KAA Gent Foundation receives this prestigious award.
Before the saturday game volunteers of the KAA Gent Foundation placed temporary tattoos which state "expel poverty" ('sluit armoede uit' in Dutch). This way the KAA Gent foundation demands attention for 1 in every 5 inhabitants of Gent, who live in poverty and have to postpone medical care for financial reasons.
The connecting force of KAA Gent. This is how the KAA Gent Foundation describes itself in its new policy plan. KAA Gent wants to continue to invest KAA Gent in social activities in the years to come. With 32 projects and a yearly budget of more than € 500.000 euro KAA Gent further develops its social engagements. Read/Download the KAA Gent Foundation policy plan in pdf. (Dutch) Click the picturen beneath to get a short report on the press conference. (Dutch)
In order to maximize our position as a social organization that is inextricably linked with KAA Gent, we will work from now on under the name KAA GENT FOUNDATION.
From 6 to 9 July 2017, Football Supporters Europe (FSE) gather in Ghent and Lokeren for their European Fan Congress 2017.
Last saturday the Nieuw Gent-Steenakker neighborhood fair took place in the Ghelamco Arena. Last thursday hundreds of kids from the neighborhood ended the school year with a fun day of playing in the football stadium.
On monday, the 17th of July, at 18hrs the traditional team presentation at the Ghent festivities will take place on Sint-Baafs Square.