Fortuna Verbindt – Team 12
Fortuna Sittard is more than a football club. They are in the heart of their local community and they believe it is important to create value off the field as well. Under the name ‘Fortuna Verbindt’ (Fortuna Connects), Fortuna Sittard fulfills the social role that fits and belongs to a professional football club at the highest level in the Netherlands. Fortuna Sittard makes a recognisable, and positive contribution to the welfare and quality of society in the regions of South and Central Limburg. With its social policy, the club wants to play a binding role in society. The organisation is there to impact people’s lives, especially the ones who have, due to different causes, less chance of getting quality in life.
Fortuna Sittard is a club for everyone, regardless of origin, religion, social situation, status, or disability. Through football and Fortuna Sittard as a unifying force, we as a club want to reach different target groups in the region. And to make a positive contribution to society.
With this project. Fortuna focuses on younger people between the age of 17 and 27 who have a problem to get a job, in any way. Fortuna Verbindt makes them part of the family by getting them a Fortuna Sittard outfit and reaching them the benefits of working at the club. They do different things like cleaning the stadium or preparing lunch for the players. All with one goal: giving them lessons in the basic elements in life, like structure and easy work. After this programme the objective is to get them to a paid job or an internship.