3rd EFDN Special Champions League Tournament kicks-off tomorrow

28 May 2024

3rd EFDN Special Champions League Tournament kicks-off tomorrow

The 3rd edition of the Special Champions League Tournament will kick-off tomorrow in Breda, at B.S.V. Boeimeer. EFDN, together with Special Olympics and NAC Breda, is pleased to welcome NEC Maatschappelijk,Fundación Levante UD, Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen, Juventus F.C., KAS Eupen, Fundación Alcoraz, City in the Community, NAC Maatschappelijk and Fundação Benfica, as participants in this edition of the tournament. The Special Champions League tournament is taking place during the European Football Week 2024 organised by the Special Olympics.

Currently, all the teams are arriving in Breda, and we at EFDN, are looking forward to welcoming all the participants. Before the tomorrow’s tournament, all participants will be able to attend the Play-off game tonight between NAC Breda and Excelsior Rotterdam. Good luck to all the participants!

Official Tournament Brochure

Click here to download the official tournament brochure.

The Power of Inclusion

EFDN’s tournament shatters stereotypes and showcases the potential of individuals with intellectual disabilities. By recognising their abilities, we contribute to building a more inclusive and accepting society.

Each participants demonstrates their unique skills and overcame obstacles, becoming champions in their own right.

Special Champions League Objectives

• Provide safe, inclusive, and active environments where young people with
intellectual disabilities can come together and play football at a level they are all
comfortable with.
• Provide opportunities for young people with intellectual disabilities to socialise
with young people who do not have intellectual disabilities.
• Foster and enhance cross-sectional partnerships for the establishment of a
Special Champions League methodology across the football industry.



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