Tullos set to welcome Aberdeen's second Cruyff Court

Simon Wood of the Cruyff Foundation was delighted to announce on Friday evening (23/11) that a second Cruyff Court is heading to Aberdeen.

After the great success of Scotland’s first Cruyff Court at Catherine Street in the centre of the city, everyone connected with the project are ecstatic to confirm Tullos, Torry as the second location.

 Credit: ACC. Simon Wood, Jenny Laing, Douglas Lumsden, Graham Thom, Denis Law, David Suttie, Mark Williams.

Credit: ACC. Simon Wood, Jenny Laing, Douglas Lumsden, Graham Thom, Denis Law, David Suttie, Mark Williams.

Simon announced the news at the Denis Law Legacy Trust’s annual fundraiser at the Marcliffe Hotel in Pitfodels.

Denis Law, who was in attendance at the dinner, said of the news: “I am extremely proud to be associated with the work done by the Denis Law Legacy Trust and Streetsport in areas of Aberdeen where young people need to be encouraged to be the best they can”.

“I grew up kicking a ball on the streets of the city and without the wonderful facilities now on offer through the Cruyff Foundation”.

“My message to youngsters in Torry is: the new Cruyff Court will offer you a great opportunity to become a better citizen. Grab that opportunity and make yourself fitter and healthier and ready to tackle the world.”

 Denis Law and Niels Meijer at the opening of the Cruyff Court Denis Law on Catherine Street

Denis Law and Niels Meijer at the opening of the Cruyff Court Denis Law on Catherine Street

Graham Thom, chairman of the Denis Law Legacy trust, added: "This is another significant step for the Denis Law legacy trust-backed Streetsport initiative and we continue our efforts to take sport into the heart of communities and engage with young people in a way that will help them on a number of fronts”.

“The new facility in Tullos will, we believe, prove meaningful for that part of Aberdeen and we hope the people there will recognise its importance for the wellbeing of a wide range of residents.”

You can read more about the project in the Aberdeen City Council article as well as in the Press & Journal and in the Evening Express.