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GNK Dinamo Zagreb
As one of the most recognisable brands of Croatia’s capital Zagreb, and the club with the most fans in Croatia and among Croats all around the world, GNK Dinamo has always been more than just a football club. To the fans, Dinamo is much more than football and sport in general. The club and the players feel great pride, but also carry enormous responsibility. GNK has invested a lot of energy and funds in social responsibility programmes. By helping the people in need, children with rare diseases, new-borns and many others, GNK Dinamo has not only become a synonym of excellent sport results and success, but also recognised as a caring club.
GNK Dinamo’s mission is to create a friendly atmosphere for Dinamo fans and the local community. The club implements impactful projects and campaigns into the club’s strategy and creates recognisable long-term activities, especially for local children. Additionally, the clubs is working towards improving existing projects and connecting with other European clubs in order to share experience and establish relationships for future cooperation.
GNK Dinamo is also in 2022 #morethanfootball. With their CSR projects they aim for:
- Educating young people about the values of sport
- Supporting young players in the Dinamo Youth Academy – first team players visit them and participate in a training session with them
- Promoting equality and diversities
- Helping local community through short-term and long-term activities
- Integrating fans into the club
- Promoting equality and diversity
Next to diverse CSR projects and activities, the club organises charity events and participates in local and national charity campaigns. The focus of GNK Dinamo’s CSR projects is set on education, promoting equality, educating employees, inviting fans to the stadium and promoting a healthy life for all ages. Local children are the principal target group of the programmes.
Football gave me richness as a person
“Football has had a great and positive impact on my life since childhood. Along with the trainings and the physical part of the story, I traveled a lot, I saw various places all over Croatia and the world, I experienced beautiful moments and successes at various ages. Also, I met a lot of people, developed many friendships and got rich that way as a person. I think that’s exactly why football is ‘more than a game’.”
Renato Josipović, GNK Dinamo Zagreb Player
I encounter the fact that football is much more than a game literally every day
“I encounter the fact that football is much more than a game literally every day. Through training and socializing, children become better friends with each other, learn how to be better colleagues and athletes. We meet other teams and athletes at the same time, we develop new acquaintances and friendships. Through football, children are taught proper behavior, how to eat healthily and how to be positive. An indispensable part is also education on how to treat your parents, the elderly and the people around you, with respect and appreciation. Absolutely football for all of us is much more than a game.”
Marko Cindrić, GNK Dinamo Zagreb Youth Coach
It's the wealth that football provides, beyond the game
“Football plays a big role in people’s lives, in the form of discipline, responsibility and the development of other life values. Through coaching, football, matches and career development themselves, not everyone may one day become the most successful footballer. But they will certainly become successful people. They will be successful precisely because through football and sports they will develop values that are vital. It’s the wealth that football provides, beyond the football game.”
Sandra Šućurović, GNK Dinamo Zagreb Football School Psychologist
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