Willem II’s ‘Libra fit Fun Day’

1 April 2022

Willem II’s ‘Libra fit Fun Day’

After more than two years of absence, Wednesday was finally the time for the Libra Fit & Fun Day again. The sports day, which was specially created to show children with a disability and their brothers and sisters how much fun sports can be, was attended this year by more than 70 enthusiastic children and young people who could play sports with the players and staff members of Willem II. The programme included various sports clinics such as fit football, wheelchair basketball, capoeira, pumptrack, table tennis and AmiGO (football shooter). The Libra Fit & Fund day is one of the social projects of Willem II Betrokken.

Around noon, the first Willem II players arrive at the Leijpark. They are welcomed enthusiastically by a large group of children. For most children the Libra Fit & Fund day is a day they have been looking forward to for a long time.

”I am really looking forward to this day. I think it’s super cool that I can be so close to the players and get to know them better’. I hope I can beat up some players with table tennis and football, haha.”

Participant Bob

The day is kicked off with a collective warming-up. With the music playing through the speakers, the first exercises are started.

I really like being here! It’s very good that Willem II shows in this way how much fun sports are. I think every child deserves to play sports and this way they get more motivation and energy to play sports. For us a small effort, for them a big gesture.

Wesley Spieringhs

During the various sports clinics there is plenty of laughter and coaching. Some are more fanatical than others. The players form teams with different participants and matches are played. The day flies by in no time. Of course, the day is not complete without a group photo and a Willem II goodie bag for all participants. Also this edition of the Libra Fit & Fundag is one to remember.

I’ve only been with Willem II for a week, but I’m really impressed. It’s a really nice initiative. Being here really brings you back down to earth. We as football players sometimes think that only football is the world, but this is really the reality and the thing that it’s all about. It’s great to see that the children can get so much energy from the smallest things.

Nasser El Khayati
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