European Legends Walking Football Festival
From 18th to 20th of September 2017, EFDN will hold the European Legends Walking Football Festival, which will be hosted by Vitesse Arnhem at the iconic Dutch national sporting centre Papendal.
The European Legends Walking Football Festival is the flagship event of the EFDN powered Pan European ‘European Legends Project.’
Overall, 21 Walking Football teams from all across Europe will take part in the Festival. The participating partner Clubs of the European Legends Programme will place 13 teams. For that reason, it can already be confirmed that teams from Portugal, Belgium, England the Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus and Norway will be in attendance.
Additionally, we are expecting 7 team entries from a number of other countries, turning this festival into a truly European event.
The Walking Football Festival offers an exciting and not to be missed event programme on and off the pitch. This includes cultural visits, after dinner entertainment and fan zone during the festival.
We are excited to announce that the following teams have confirmed their attendance:
- SL Benfica
- VfL Wolfsburg
- Vaalerenga Fotball I
- Fulham Football Club
- Tottenham Hotspur
- SV Werder Bremen
- Club Brugge
- KAA Gent
- Anorthosis Famagusta
- Vitesse Arnhem
- Feyenoord Rotterdam I
- N.E.C Nijmegen I
- PSV Eindhoven
- Heracles Almelo
- Bayer 04 Leverkusen
- FC Schalke 04
- Vaalerenga Fotball II
- Feyenoord Rotterdam II
- N.E.C Nijmegen II
- NAC Breda
- Leyton Orient
The European Legends- Pan European Programme
The EFDN powered European Legends programme is an Erasmus + Sport funded football-based health programme that kicked off in January 2016 and runs for a period of two-years.
In collaboration, 13 EFDN Network member clubs, coming from 7 different countries, work on the development and implementation of “Walking Football” community programmes for a hard to reach target group.
The European Legends programme follows the mission of increasing the participation in sport, physical activity and voluntary activity for people aged 50 and older. The programme has the purpose of raising awareness for the powerful role sport plays in promoting health enhancing physical activities, social inclusion and equal opportunities.
The European Legends Walking Football Festival is an opportunity for all participating clubs to come together along with local authorities, stakeholders and sponsors to celebrate the lifespan of the programme and look at the sustainable avenues to continue the inspirational work within their regions.