De Graafschap was founded in 1954. We play our home games in our stadium De Vijverberg which is located in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. Our stadium has a capacity of 12,600 seats. The nickname of the club is ‘The Superfarmers’.
Foundation De Graafschap Verbindt
De Graafschap Verbindt was founded in June 2020, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. We truly believe that a sustainable future of professional football in our region is linked to the contribution we make to our society. The establishment of the De Graafschap Verbindt guarantees a sustainable embedding of social projects and activities in the region. De Graafschap Verbindt can be a framework for regional and local CSR initiatives for our business partners, the local government, educational institutes and social organisations. De Graafschap is strongly attached to the region and we can use our unique position to create more opportunities for kids, youngsters, disabled people, asylum seekers and other people in society. We can bring smiles to people’s faces or help them to improve their living conditions.
The mission of De Graafschap Verbindt is: ‘No Achterhoeker on the sideline’. The ‘Achterhoeker’ is a nick-name for a person who lives or is born in our region the Achterhoek. This fits the identity of the club, but also our region in which ‘looking after each other’ has an important position in society. We call it ‘naoberschap’.
De Graafschap Verbindt wants to improve the well-being and living conditions of inhabitants, groups, neighborhoods and villages and we support other regional social organisations in achieving their objectives. We do this by carrying out social projects and activities in the region, by partnerships and by connecting people and organisations in society. De Graafschap Verbindt has a connecting role in society. Through social projects and activities, we want to contribute to the dream of a society in which everyone participates fully. Together with companies, organisations, municipalities and educational institutions in our region, we create opportunities to realise our mission.
Have a look at some of the De Graafschap Verbindt programmes: