“In sports, everyone is the same. Whether you’re rich or poor, young or old; everyone is treated equally and given the respect they deserve.”


Luuk, 17 years old, a youth football player at a professional club: “I have been playing football since I was 7 years old and I have been practising sports since I was 4 years old. I enjoy being active and always seek to win and have fun. I think the most important thing about sports is that you can change your mind. As soon as you start exercising, you forget about all your worries and stress, leading to feeling free and happy. It is also great to be involved with others because sport can lead to good social contacts and even very good friends.”