Oud-Heverlee Leuven joins EFDN
The European Football for Development Network (EFDN) is welcoming a new member into the network. The latest addition to the largest network of community-engaged football clubs, leagues and FAs in Europe is Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
Oud-Heverlee Leuven is a Belgian club that plays in the Jupiler Pro League and was founded in 2002 after a merger between three clubs from Leuven. From the beginning, the social pillar was an important part of the club. The number of community projects gradually increased over a period of close to 15 years.
In December 2019, the club hired their first full-time community officer. At the moment, OHL Community has four teams and 15 projects, within 5 different domains:
- Teams – Football for everyone within our local community
- Neighbourhoods – Present in the neighbourhoods, with a focus on challenging neighbourhoods.
- Health – Using our knowledge, resources and infrastructure to improve the health of our local community.
- Education – King Power at Den Dreef stadium as a motivational and inspiring study environment.
- Partnerships – Create added value for the local community, together with our partners.
OHL Community is the club’s Community and Social Responsibility (CSR) arm and aims to have a positive impact on the local community by using the power of football and the brand of OH Leuven to tackle local societal challenges. Read more about their projects and activities here.