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Nutrition and Elite Sport @ Vitesse

Published: 01-01-2017

Vitesse Arnhem does not only move with football on the field, but also far beyond! Vitesse is deeply routed in society: the region of Arnhem and Vitesse need one another. That has been the case since its establishment in 1892. Put differently: football moves and connects since 1892 in Arnhem and beyond.

Vitesse feels a strong social responsibility. We believe in the power of football! Football can reach people and make them move. For this reason, the Vitesse Betrokken Foundation was established by Vitesse in 2007. Vitesse Betrokken is the social heart of the club. The purpose of the foundation is to be socially active in the region of Arnhem by using the power of football in our community activities. The societal role refers to improving living standards of individuals, groups, or communities. The foundation also aims to connect (potential) Vitesse-supporters with the club and to maintain and enhance this connection, all based on mutual commitment.

In order to give meaning to our societal role we focus on projects and activities based on one (or more) of the following pillars: health | sportsmanship and respect | talent development. Our main target group is youngsters and disabled people, but we focus on supporters of middle-aged and elderly people as well.

An demand-oriented and open attitude are relevant. We work together with our societal partners. In collaboration we strive to serve society by using the strengths of Vitesse Arnhem. We use our own identity within projects by making use of the players of Vitesse, the club colors of yellow and black, the GelreDome stadium and the training accommodation Papendal. These symbols are used in our activities towards supporters, for finding and retaining young people and developing and exploiting or (re)discover the talents of young people.

Language: Dutch


12.30 pm      Entry

12.45 pm      Welcome
                     Joost de Wit, Vitesse and Roger van Hoesel, Food Valley NL

Innovation in Sport and Food
                     Jeroen Wouters, Food Valley NL and Sportcentrum Papenpal

Food and Football
                    Jan Willem van Dijk, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen

2.30-4.15     Football game Vitesse – AZ

4.15 pm       Drinks & Networking in the Business Club


Sunday January 29th, 12.30 – 17.00 pm

Vitesse, Gelredome, Batavierenweg 25, 6841 HN ARNHEM

Summary of all events 2017