Less than two weeks to go until the European Legends Walking Football Festival

7 September 2017

Less than two weeks to go until the European Legends Walking Football Festival

From 18th until 20th of September 2017, EFDN will hold the European Legends Walking Football Festival, which will be hosted by Vitesse Arnhem at the iconic Dutch national sporting centre Papendal.

The European Legends Walking Football Festival is the flagship event of the EFDN powered Pan European ‘European Legends Project.’
Overall, around 20 Walking Football teams from all across Europe will take part in the Festival. The participating partner Clubs of the European Legends Programme will place 13 teams.

Additionally, we can confirm several team entries from a number of other countries, turning this festival into a truly European event.
The Walking Football Festival will offer an exciting and not to be missed event programme on and off the pitch. This includes cultural visits, after dinner entertainment and fan zone during the festival.

We are excited to announce that up to now 20 teams have already confirmed their attendance:

  • SL Benfica
  • VfL Wolfsburg
  • Vaalerenga Fotball I
  • Fulham Football Club
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • SV Werder Bremen
  • Club Brugge
  • KAA Gent
  • Anorthosis Famagusta
  • Vitesse Arnhem
  • Feyenoord Rotterdam
  • N.E.C Nijmegen
  • PSV Eindhoven
  • Heracles Almelo
  • NAC Breda
  • Feyenoord II
  • Vaalerenga Fotball II
  • NEC Nijmegen II
  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • Schalke 04

The European Legends- Pan European Programme

The EFDN powered European Legends programme is an Erasmus + Sport funded football-based health programme that kicked off in January 2016 and runs for a period of two-years.
In collaboration, 13 EFDN Network member clubs, coming from 7 different countries, work on the development and implementation of “Walking Football” community programmes for a hard to reach target group.

The European Legends programme follows the mission of increasing the participation in sport, physical activity and voluntary activity for people aged 50 and older. The programme has the purpose of raising awareness for the powerful role sport plays in promoting health enhancing physical activities, social inclusion and equal opportunities.

The European Legends Walking Football Festival is an opportunity for all participating clubs to come together along with local authorities, stakeholders and sponsors to celebrate the lifespan of the programme and look at the sustainable avenues to continue the inspirational work within their regions.

Walking Football Conference

Additionally, on 20th of September the EFDN Walking Football takes place at Papendal. The conference is focused on broadening the Walking Football & Walking Sport methodology across Europe.

For more information and registration, please click here.




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