New Partnership between EFDN and Vitesse

19 December 2014

New Partnership between EFDN and Vitesse

The European Football for Development Network is proud to welcome its new member, Vitesse Arnhem.

Stichting Betaald Voetbal Vitesse, commonly known as Vitesse or Vitesse Arnhem, is a Dutch football club based in Arnhem, which was founded on 14 May 1892. Vitesse has enjoyed some success in the Eredivisie and featured in the UEFA Cup competition. Vitesse’s home ground since 1998 is the Gelredome, its capacity is 25 000 seats.


Vitesse Arnhem does not only move people with football on the field, but also far beyond! Vitesse is deeply rooted in society: the region of Arnhem and Vitesse need one another. That has been the case since its establishment in 1892. Put differently: football moves and connects since 1892 in Arnhem and beyond.

Vitesse feels a strong social responsibility. We believe in the power of football! Football can reach people and make them move. For this reason, the Vitesse Betrokken Foundation was established by Vitesse in 2007. Vitesse Betrokken is the social heart of the club. The purpose of the foundation is to be socially active in the region of Arnhem by using the power of football in our community activities. The societal role refers to improving living standards of individuals, groups, neighborhoods or communities. The foundation also aims to connect (potential) Vitesse-supporters with the club and to maintain and enhance this connection, all based on mutual commitment. In order to give meaning to our societal role we focus on projects and activities based on one (or more) of the pillars: health | sportsmanship and respect | talent development.


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