The Cruyff Foundation was founded in 1997 by footballer Johan Cruyff to encourage kids to be more active through sport, play and exercise. It's the Foundation's belief that sport is not just for fun, but is vital for the development and health of children. The Foundation works all over the world in association with schools, sporting federations, businesses and government authorities.
The Foundation's biggest and best-known projects are their Cruyff Courts. A Cruyff Court is primarily a football pitch, but it can be used for so much more. It is a place where children learn about respect, responsibility and cooperation. Through regular games that take place on the Cruyff Courts, children learn to collaborate, stand up for themselves and others, and to win and lose. They also form friendships that may last a lifetime.
While the majority of Cruyff Courts are in the Netherlands, with the help of players of People's Postcode Lottery, the Cruyff Foundation will build their first court in Liverpool. For more information, visit their website http://www.cruyff-foundation.org/en.