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  • Support for community-related activities in football | 24-09-2020

    With a solid policy on social responsibility football clubs, competitions and unions not only impact society, but their own organisations as well. This is the message that the European Football Development Network would like to convey to an increasing number of parties in football. In the Netherlands, former trainer Robert Maaskant plays an important part.

  • Colourful pitches, white benches | 16-09-2020

    While pitches are colourful, benches are still white, and that goes for almost all sports. Jacco van Sterkenburg has been studying racism in sports for almost twenty years. Recently, he and several international colleagues published a book on the phenomenon: ‘Race’, Ethnicity and Racism in Sports Coaching.

  • Patented fitness system is COVID-proof and weatherproof | 16-09-2020

    Fitness entrepreneur Patrick Wolfs spent months negotiating the Benelux rights for StreetBarbell. ‘The patent concerns the weight plate system. It is unique, as it creates variable resistance. Moreover, StreetBarbell is the only professional solution worldwide for gym-quality outdoor fitness.’

  • Dutch researcher working on the ideal running shoe in the North of England | 04-09-2020

    Sports shoe developer Bodil Oudshoorn earned a doctorate degree from the Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University in 2018, with her study on the safety of rugby shoes. Today she works for a British company developing running shoes.

  • Rugby Nederland continues on successful path | 27-08-2020

    Slagvaardig Organiseren van Sport is the name of a project that should help smaller and medium-sized sports federations become more responsive and better equipped to anticipate changes in society. How did the sports federations experience the scheme? Today you can read about the change process of the Dutch Rugby Federation.

  • Dutch Handball Federation takes new course thanks to SOS-programme | 02-07-2020

    Slagvaardig Organiseren van Sport is the name of a project that should help smaller and medium-sized sports federations become more responsive and better equipped to anticipate changes in society. How did the sports federations experience the scheme? Today you can read about the change process of Dutch Handball Federation.

  • Air badminton eager to follow in the footsteps of beach volleyball and 3x3 basketball | 30-06-2020

    Slagvaardig Organiseren van Sport is the name of a project that should help smaller and medium-sized sports federations become more responsive and better equipped to anticipate changes in society. How did the sports federations experience the scheme? Part 3 of a series: The change process of Badminton Nederland.

  • Royal Netherlands Cricket Board more responsive thanks to agenda for development | 12-06-2020

    S.O.S. is the name of a project that should help smaller and medium-sized sports federations become more responsive and better equipped to anticipate changes in society. How did the sports federations experience the project? Part 2 of a series: The change process of the KNCB (Royal Netherlands Cricket Board).

  • Omar Schlingemann always wants to help people reach their full potential | 19-05-2020

    Omar Schlingemann’s career? A rollercoaster ride: from hockey coach of a ladies’ 2nd team (Hurley), export manager of a sushi manufacturer, head coach of Uhlenhorst (German record hockey champion), to the CEO of Fusion5 Performance (which provides support to FC Barcelona and Liverpool football players, among other things) and the coming season coach of the Dutch hockey club Klein Zwitserland.

  • An overall plan for sports | 19-05-2020

    Due to the coronavirus crisis all amateur and professional clubs run into difficulties. An overall plan for sports throughout Europe could solve all problems of both amateur and professional sports in one go.

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