Cruyff Court Denis Law.
Delivered in partnership with Aberdeen City Council, the Cruyff Foundation and the People's Postcode Lottery.
The Denis Law Legacy Trust and the Johan Cruyff Foundation have recently introduced Scotland's first Cruyff Court which has been named in honour of Denis.
The hi-tech, all-weather playing area located on Catherine Street (just off George Street) in Aberdeen city centre will enable us to deliver a wide range of 'free' activities and work in partnership with other stakeholders across the city.
“We have reached a new milestone on a project that will offer fantastic new facilities for young people and their families in the city centre and the communities in the surrounding areas".
Councillor Ross Grant - Aberdeen City Council’s Spokesman for Regeneration.
The Cruyff Foundation has helped develop Cruyff Courts across the globe and recognizes the educational, social and inclusive value of play areas within urban communities.
The play are was designed with the help of Communication Design and Architecture students at at Robert Gordon University.
Our Streetsport programme is working with a number of delivery partners to develop a free programme of activties that will benefit all members of the local community and include a wide range of different inclusive sessions, community events and annual festivals.
Denis Law launches Scotland's first Cruyff Court.
"Establishing the first Cruyff Court in Scotland offers us a further opportunity to bring additional activities to city centre communities. We will continue to target those areas which need our support and endeavour to attract those who live out with the city centre to utilise the play area to the full.”
Graham Thom - Chairman, Denis Law Legacy Trust
The transformation of Catherine Street in Aberdeen city centre is now complete.
Heroes of the Cruyff Courts
The Heroes of the Cruyff Courts project aims to support & empower young people to be confident, capable, independent role models within their own communities.
The initiative develops local Cruyff Foundation Coaches who then help other young people organise a sports event within their own community.
By organising events, the young people are challenged to try something new and discover and develop their own talents and abilities along the way.