EFDN welcomes Roda JC Kerkrade to the network

24 May 2023

EFDN welcomes Roda JC Kerkrade to the network

Like other clubs, Dutch club Roda JC Kerkrade aims for a healthy region in which, through cooperation, innovation and decisiveness, vitality and health become the region’s strength.

Roda JC is looking forward to benefiting from the knowledge available within the EFDN network and the inspiration that can be gained from other members’ expertise.

They will contribute by sharing their knowledge and experience and being open to contact with other network members.

Discover below some of Roda JC Kerkrade CSR Activities:

Roda JC School Tour

With the Roda JC School Tour, we get children moving. Sufficient exercise is a challenge in our region, which is why we focus on exercise with the Roda JC School Tour. Children get a full day of lessons in the Roda JC stadium. In this day, fun and exercise are central. There is a press conference with selection players, an Escape Room, an active quiz, a healthy snack, lunch and a visit to the indoor trampoline park. In the same week of the visit to the stadium, Roda JC visits the school. During their big break, we actively engage with the children by offering sports and games. As icing on the cake, the children in the upper school receive a free match ticket for a Roda JC home game.

Roda JC District Tour

With the Roda JC District Tour, we offer a free, low-impact football activity in the districts. In this way, we stimulate movement and aim to increase sports participation. The weekly activities are led by Roda JC coaches. By connecting neighbourhood sports coaches, clubs and social organisations during the Roda JC Neighbourhood Tour, we achieve not only more exercise, but also other vitality and health goals.

Walking football

Every week, over-65s are active during Walking Football training sessions at Roda JC’s youth complex. Led by their own trainer, this large group of seniors is on the move and socially active. Every year they take part in several Walking Football tournaments in which they can compete with teams from other (professional) football clubs.

Roda JC – Scoring with Fruit and Vegetables

Together with National Programme Heerlen Noord, we started offering free fruit and vegetables at schools in our region. By doing so, we ensure that schoolchildren eat healthier at school. In some cases, without the free fruit and vegetables, children would have no food at all. By giving children healthy food and informing them about it, we give the youngest generation a better chance of growing up healthy.

Hubert Rovers, CEO of EFDN: “I’m happy to welcome Dutch club Roda JC Kerkrade to the Network. They have a strong focus to improve the vitality of the people in their region. Roda JC also reaches out to school kids to emphasize the importance of a healthy lifestyle, to get them moving and delivers fruit and vegetables to the schools to make sure the young generation has access to healthy food. EFDN and Roda JC will inspire each other to create an even bigger impact on communities.”


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