FC Emmen and Naoberschap United Foundation
The Naoberschap United Foundation was established by FC Emmen in 2018. Through the foundation, local businesses can use the network and fame of FC Emmen for their own corporate social responsibility (CSR). It offers a unity for companies who want to contribute to the community regularly, instead of only every once in a while, and it gives businesses and entrepreneurs the opportunity to work together for the community, instead of alone.
FC Emmen wants to be more than just a football club and firmly believes that each of us can make a difference but together we can make a change. The plan for Naoberschap United is to utilise the special position that the Club has in the local community to create opportunities of the local, professional football organisation and the impact of football can have in raising awareness of CSR-projects. Projects that help others and bring a smile to someone’s face. Which offer a shoulder to cry on. Projects that show you care. Or projects that help people get a job. Anything the locals will greatly appreciate because this is part of the clubs culture.
Responsibility in a changing world
Naoberschap United aims to reinstate the old values of the local community through the many possibilities FC Emmen and its fans can offer. After all, a football club’s network is huge. Football players, volunteers, employees and board members have to act as role models and FC Emmen feel that they have a responsibility in the current ever-changing world.
Through the ‘Emmen Healthy programme, FC Emmen provide a healthy breakfast for more than 200 people from disadvantaged areas with the aim of improving the eating habits of children and their parents. During the bi-monthly breakfasts, the kids and their parents are joined by first-team players and club staff. Read more
‘Emmen Old Stars’
Emmen Old Stars are the official walking team of Naoberschap United for 60+ year olds who would like to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As well as the games they have a weekly training session and there is also a focus on the social aspect instead of just purely on the football itself. Read more
‘United stronger than alone’
In collaboration with the Huize Odoorn centre, the ‘United stronger than alone’ project is targetting at tackling lonilness and social isolation of the elderly, providing them with opportunities to get together and take part in activities. Read more
Through the ‘Shirt Action’ project different social projects, charities, and associations are given the opportunity to promote their organisations/causes by putting their names on the club’s shirts for official matches. FC Emmen also support them throughout the year with fundraising and help raise awareness. Read more
Launched in 2018, the Street League Programme aims to educate children on the benefits of an active lifestyle and healthy nutrition. The club is going to six different local districts in the municipality of Emmen and for six weeks, there are different training sessions and workshops given by official FC Emmen trainers. Read more
‘Getting Work Fit’
Is a programme which enables unemployed and disabled people to get a job during the football season. Moreover it uses the power of football to encourage personal and social development through training sessions. Read more
‘Naoberschap Inside’ is a project designed to support the reintegration of prisoners into the job market in a sustainable manner by using the network of FC Emmen and Naoberschap United. Read more
‘Score a Book’
Aiming to tackle the lower than average literacy rate in the region around Emmen, FC Emmen and the Emmen library launch the ‘Score A Book’ project. The initiative centres on encouraging children to read and exercise as much as possible. Read more