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.
Today the first joint community activity of the Buffalo Cup 2017 was organized. Children of 4 participating schools organized a clean up action for the litter in the Nieuw Gent-Steenakker neighbourhood.
KAA Gent’s players and staff had a biking tour through Ghent city centre, wednesday afternoon. Our Buffalos left the training centre and biked through the beautiful centre of our city. You can see photos and videos of the tour on our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages. Lead by Hein Vanhaezebrouck we showed players and staff how the new circulation plan in Ghent works. One of the best known biking Buffalos is without a doubt Danijel Milicevic. Two years ago we already made a report called “Tour de Gand: Biking with Milicevic” with him, published in our club magazine Wigwam. The biking Buffalo's Deze fietstocht zet KAA Gent als 'grootste wielerclub van het land' opnieuw kracht bij. Sinds de opening van de Ghelamco Arena wordt fietsen bij de supporters sterk gepromoot. Onze fietsende Buffalo's dragen elke wedstrijd opnieuw massaal hun steentje bij aan een duurzame mobiliteit rond de Ghelamco Arena. Gemiddeld zijn er elke wedstrijd opnieuw minstens 2500 fietsende Buffalo's. Deze inspanningen van en voor de fietsende Buffalo's werden ook opgemerkt door het Europese netwerk 'Healthy Stadia'. Op 27 april 2017 is de communitywerking van KAA Gent één van de sprekers op de Healthy Stadia Conference in het Emirates Stadium van FC Arsenal. More info about the Biking policy of KAA Gent
From 30.3 untill 9.4.2017 the #MoreThanFootball Action Week raises awareness for the social role of football and the impact of the investment of professional football clubs in community & social responsibility activities. KAA Gent joins the action week with KAA Gent Football in the community.