Showcasing the work of Royal Belgian Football Association
Heroes of football
Heroes of football is a European project based on LGBT equality on and off the pitch. Football players, coaches and referees barely speak about their sexual orientation because they are afraid of fans or teammates reactions. This must change. URBSFA gives tools to all the affiliated clubs so that they can raise awareness. A collaboration between URBSFA and Raf Van Puymbroek, who was elected Mister Gay Belgium and Mister Gay Europe in 2016, also exists. URBSFA tries to open the minds in the world of football in Belgium.
Through the “Nobody Offside” project, URBSFA focuses on developing Handisport Football. The first Handifoot Festival was organised on Friday 31st March, in collaboration with ACFF and Brussels Football. Disabled kids, teenagers or adults could enjoy playing football accompanied by professional coaches. The main goal of the day was that everybody could have fun. Coaches lived a rich experience and everyone came back home with a smile. Read more about the Handifoot Festival here.
Everybody on the pitch
It’s a new project organised by URBSFA, Pro League, Voetbal and ACFF, and supported by Fedasil, with a view to better integrating asylum seekers in our society through the help of football. The aim is that every local football club affiliate asylum seekers in their own club, while working on a quality support in order to facilitate their integration within the society.
Belgian Red Flames & Plan Belgique
Since September 2016, Belgian Red Flames are collaborating with Plan Belgique, an organisation that works on helping women to have the same rights as men in the developing countries. For this to happen, a SMS Action will be launched this week-end. For every SMS sent, €1 will be donated to Plan Belgique.
After the last European Cup in France, the Red Devils looked for working on a good cause. Eventually, they decided to invest themselves in favor of “Famille d’Accueil” and “Pleegzorg Vlaanderen”. As a good cause for the National Team, the goal will be to mobilize the players to raise awareness about the project and to create a unique experience for children in the foster families. This partnership was set up with the hashtag #600togo, which is a reference to the lack of foster families in Belgium. The Red Devils wish to contribute to the decrease of this lack.
URBSFA would like to implement a non-smoking stadium for the Croky Cup Finals, and also for every home game of the National Team. The aim is to create a safe and non-smoking environment for the fans that encourage the team.