Royale Union Saint-Gilloise joins EFDN

16 December 2020

Royale Union Saint-Gilloise joins EFDN

Belgian club Royale Union Saint-Gilloise (RUSG) which is based in Brussels and plays in the second division is the latest club to join EFDN. In the spring of 2019, the club’s governing council gave the go-ahead for community action on Union and the foundation was launched. A year later, for organisational reasons, the non-profit association was set up to accommodate all community activities. The mission of Union Foundation is to promote the social development, emancipation and personal growth of beneficiaries.

The pillars of the Union Foundation are:

  • Connecting players & local communities
  • Integrating minorities into the Union family
  • Partnerships & support for Brussels disability sports clubs
  • Developing sport for all
  • Setting up a network with socially engaged organisations.

RUSG believes that EFDN membership will enable them to make use of the know-how available to improve operations. The club’s community operation is still in its infancy and input from EFDN will be very helpful. On the social front, however, there is so much work to be done in Brussels that RUSG certainly aims to roll out valuable projects in the future that could be applicable to other clubs. Furthermore, joining EFDN will be beneficial for RUSG to make valuable contacts, gain access to the network of other community managers, gather information from renowned football clubs, attend conferences and exchange ideas.

Read more about their programmes and objectives here.


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