“The championship today is both a tournament steeped in tradition - but it is also a tribute to the sport and all the good it does for our community and health.
Sport brings us together across ages, gender, culture and background. And by playing sports together, we can create communities where we support and encourage each other to achieve common goals. It is really good for our well-being and mental health.
Sport also has an important role to play in our physical health. Playing sports keeps us active. And by doing sports together with others, we can create a positive culture around health and lifestyle.The Cruyff Court Championship is precisely a tournament that brings us together across communities and ensures that we get to touch each other in a fun way.
It's so good to see that so many are ready to give it all they got in just a little while. There are two great cups - and a trip with the support from the European comission, to the international tournament in Barcelona at stake.”