Florence Robot visits K. Beerschot V.A.
On the 28th of January 2024, K. Beerschot V.A. played against NXT at its home stadium. During the game, we gave a real K. Beerschot V.A. supporter the chance to watch the match from home. This passionate Beerschot fan suffered from a pinched nerve; therefore, with the help of Florence robot, we gave him an unforgettable experience. Back in the days, Ernest was involved in a lot of decision-making within the board of the club.
With the good luck wishes of Ernest, K. Beerschot won 3-0. Thus, it resulted in even more unforgettable memories for the passionate supporter of a Belgian club.
EFDN Florence Programme
The EFDN Florence programme is named after Florence Nightingale and ‘Floor’, the niece of EFDN’s CEO Hubert Rovers who suffered a spinal cord injury at the beginning of 2021 and became paralyzed from the waist down at the age of 14.
The EFDN Florence programme will provide ill fans with the opportunity to become the FAN of the Match from a distance. This initiative will see the robot drive onto the pitch together with the players making it possible for a fan who cannot attend the match due to illness to join the warming-up, line-up, watch the game from the sidelines and join the players after the game during their lap of honour.
Fan of the match from a distance
The robot is equipped with software that allows real interaction with the robot becoming the mouth, eyes, and ears of the FAN of the Match from a distance. Through an app, the fan will be able to communicate with the fans favourite players and will be going onto the pitch before the game next to one of the players of their favourite team. The robot will also join the players in the player’s tunnel.