More than Football Award powered by Musco Lighting

More than Football Award powered by Musco Lighting

The goal of the More than Football Award is to honour the best social initiatives in Europe delivered by a European club, league or FA by celebrating the work they do on and off-pitch on a local, national and international levels. The winner receives not only recognition for having implemented the most innovative and impactful Community and Social Responsibility programme in European football, but also wins a complete branded Mini-Pitch System modular sports solution which will be developed in partnership between the winning organisation, EFDN and sponsor Musco Lighting. See all projects selected for the longlist here.

Criteria for the More than Football Award:

  • The project needs to be promoted by the club, league or FA during the More than Football Action Weeks.
  • The project needs to be delivered by the club, league or FA and cannot be an external initiative that is supported by the club, league or FA.
  • The project must have a proven positive impact in the community.
  • The project can be replicated by different sized clubs, leagues and FAs in Europe.

Award scheme 2021

21.05.2021 – [NEW] Deadline for applications

01.09.2021 – Announcement of the longlist (10 organisations)

29.09.2021 – Announcement of the shortlist (4 organisations)

9.-10.11.2021 – Award ceremony at 16th EFDN Conference in Breda, the Netherlands

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More than Football Award 2020

Club Brugge Foundation won the More than Football Award 2020 powered by Musco Lighting for ‘The Bear and his Scarf’. Club Brugge became the second European football club to win the award, after the Shakhtar Donetsk Social Foundation won the first at the 13th EFDN Conference in Barcelona in November 2019 for their “Come On, Let’s Play” project.

EFDN members chose the winner during the 14th EFDN ‘#Morethanfootball’ Conference, the largest gathering of CSR-experts in European football. Louis Saha, former professional footballer who played for clubs like Fulham, Manchester United, and the French National Team announced the winner. The goal of the More than Football Award is to honour the best social initiatives in Europe delivered by a European Club, League or FA.

‘The Bear and his Scarf’ is a children’s bedtime story produced by Club Brugge. It is a story about respect, values and principles targeted at both children and parents.

By publishing and disseminating this book, Club Brugge aims at promoting respect for all supporters, players, referees and any other parties involved, no matter what colours these people prefer. The club makes a clear and powerful stand against hooliganism, racism, abuse discrimination and disrespect. 5,000 physical copies have been printed and given away. More than 55,000 people have read the bedtime story online. The entire campaign reached more than 4,800,000 people through social media.

Visit this link to see how the European football community reacted to the announcement of Club Brugge Foundation’s victory.

Shortlisted Projects 2020

Four other projects had been shortlisted for the Award before the EFDN Conference began. Along with Club Brugge, Legia Warsaw, Borussia Dortmund, Pro League and Malmö FF were selected for the shortlist of the More than Football Award 2020. Normally just four projects get on the shortlist but this year, five projects earned the same number of points from the members of the jury. 

The applicants selected for the shortlist were invited to make a 15-minute presentation of their project at the 14th EFDN “#Morethanfootball” Conference from 9th – 11th November.