Over 300 Champions at Club Bruges G-Tournament

24 May 2022

Over 300 Champions at Club Bruges G-Tournament

Last weekend the annual Club Brugge G-tournament took place on the fields of Jan Breydel. At the event the club welcomed more than 300 enthusiastic G-football players who could enjoy their favourite and most beautiful team sport for a full day.

25 teams travelled to Bruges to have a wonderful day with their teams, coaches, parents and family members. The tournament is not a typical tournament with a classic winner, but a real family event where everyone is welcome. You immediately notice the pride in the players when they can ask their families to come and support them.

WINNERS AND CHAMPIONS AT THE G-TOURNAMENT
In the spirit of G-football, the result of the matches was of the least importance. Fairplay, playing pleasure and an attractive day were paramount. Based on the playing level of the G-football players, the teams were divided into poules. This way, everyone could enjoy the game equally. No rankings were needed because each team went home with a cup, a nice goodie bag and a true winner.

“The most important aspect for our players is that they can and may participate in a tournament. Like many other boys and girls they love football, but because of their limitations they cannot join a regular football team. As players of the G-team of Club Brugge, they feel part of the big blue and black family. With us, everyone is a winner.”

Dirk, G-team trainer

SPECIAL GUEST: MATS RITS
For the 300 or so participants in the tournament, there was a nice surprise at the end of the day. None other than Mats Rits came in-person to encourage the teams in their final matches. Afterwards, he took a picture with them (and the champions cup) and gave each team their well-deserved cup. Thanks, Mats for being there and giving our teams a day they will never forget.

EUROPEAN FOOTBALL WEEK 2022
The Club Brugge G-tournament coincides with the European Football Week. A week that is already taking place for the 22nd time. This year, UEFA is calling on the national football associations and football clubs to get behind European Football Week (EFW) by promoting the campaign online. In doing so, they want to create a safe environment – on and off the pitch – for children and young people in Europe. Given the challenging context of the past two years, the focus will be on getting children and young people with intellectual disabilities back on the pitch safely.

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