Wim Beelaert – Speaker at the 19th EFDN Conference

6 March 2023

Wim Beelaert – Speaker at the 19th EFDN Conference

Wim Beelaert is the General Coordinator of KAA Gent Foundation and will be one of the speakers of the 19th EFDN #Morethanfootball Conference in Seville from the 20th until the 22nd of March 2023.

Wim Beelaert is a General Coordinator of KAA Gent Foundation since November 2011 in collaboration between KAA Gent, the City of Ghent and the supporters of KAA Gent. The KAA Gent Foundation is the leading football in the community organisation within Belgian professional football, winning the national Pro league Football & Community Award five times since 2014. With sports-for-development programs, open stadium initiatives, supporters commitment and grassroots football networks the KAA Gent Foundation has yearly 27.000 participants in its entire operation.

During the conference in Seville, Wim Beelaert will present his presentation called ‘How to build a local grassroots more-than-football network for all’. The presentation will showcase the collaboration between KAA Gent and the city of Ghent regarding the launch of the football network to strengthen the local football clubs in their more-than-football approach.

His presentation will include the following items:

  • Grassroots football
  • Street football
  • Walking Football