Simon Wood of the Cruyff Foundation was delighted to reveal at the Denis Law Legacy Trust fundraising dinner on 23rd November that a second Cruyff Court is heading to Aberdeen.
After the great success of Scotland’s first Cruyff Court in the centre of the city, everyone connected with the project was ecstatic to confirm Tullos in Torry as the second location.
Simon announced the news at the Legacy Trust’s annual fundraiser at the Marcliffe Hotel in Pitfodels, Aberdeen. Over £35,000 was raised for the organisation in what was a hugely successful night.
Denis Law, who was in attendance at the dinner, said of the news: “I am extremely proud to be associated with the work done by the Denis Law Legacy Trust and Streetsport in areas of Aberdeen where young people need to be encouraged to be the best they can”.
“I grew up kicking a ball on the streets of the city and without the wonderful facilities now on offer through the Cruyff Foundation”.
“My message to youngsters in Torry is: the new Cruyff Court will offer you a great opportunity to become a better citizen. Grab that opportunity and make yourself fitter and healthier and ready to tackle the world”.
Graham Thom, chairman of the Denis Law Legacy trust, added: “This is another significant step for the Denis Law legacy trust-backed Streetsport initiative and we continue our efforts to take sport into the heart of communities and engage with young people in a way that will help them on a number of fronts”.
“The new facility in Tullos will, we believe, prove meaningful for that part of Aberdeen and we hope the people there will recognise its importance for the wellbeing of a wide range of residents”.
There are more than 240 Cruyff Courts in more than 20 countries worldwide, offering young people a modern and safe space to play. The courts are designed to encourage participation in a range of sports and also a place where they learn about respect, responsibility, and integration.