Clarence Seedorf Joins UEFA For Children’s Board
UEFA has announced former Dutch international, Clarence Seedorf, as the latest member of the UEFA Foundation for Children’s board of trustees.
Seedorf has dedicated himself to social projects during and after his professional career, and has used the power of sport to inspire positive change, additionally, he will bring 20 years of experience working in charitable foundations.
Commenting on the appointment, UEFA president, Aleksander Čeferin, said: “We are delighted Clarence is joining the UEFA Foundation for Children family.”
“Not only does he carry an inspirational story as one of the most successful footballers of his generation, he has continually used his experiences to help make the world a better place for others.
“Having Clarence on our team will be a huge benefit to the Foundation as we work together to improve the lives of disadvantaged children all over the world,” he said.
Seedorf, added: “It’s an honour and a pleasure to join the UEFA Foundation for Children. I have followed its activities closely and am very happy to join in support of its work.”
“I have spoken with president Čeferin for some time and appreciate that he has embraced the idea of me joining the team.
“I hope we can enjoy this relationship for a long time, do some great things and give back to communities around the world.
“I think joining the Foundation is a nice evolution of my relationship with UEFA which has been in place for some time, and together we understand the importance that football has in society and in the lives of kids.
“I’ve been involved in foundations for over 20 years, and that has given me great insight into what it takes to make an impact and create projects that make a difference.
“But first, I want to understand much better and learn from where the Foundation stands now and how I can bring my knowledge and experience on board in order to achieve the goals of the foundation, and eventually, improve upon what is there now and bring added value as a team member.
“I really look forward to this and I am very proud of this appointment,” he said.
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