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TEAMKPN Sportfonds

Delivering the best performances together

The Dutch love sport. They love watching it, but also playing it. But despite some major achievements, not all team sports in the Netherlands get the same opportunities. That's why the TEAMKPN Sports Fund supports the Dutch national teams financially to enable them to perform at their best and to reach the world top.

The Netherlands is a country of top athletes. Every year, remarkable and unexpected achievements are made by national teams. Real winners who excel at their sport, but who sometimes don’t have the means to focus fully on their performances.

The TEAMKPN Sports Fund was founded in 2015 for people like them. Every year, this Fund helps the development of one or more Dutch national teams in sports that are not regarded as front-line sports by NOC*NSF, and that therefore receive only limited financial support. It provides financial resources for necessities such as training camps, travel and accommodation costs, equipment, and medical and sports assistance.

The TEAMKPN Sports Fund is supporting these team sports in 2022:

Basketbal
On their way to the FIBA World Cup 2023

Basketball (five-a-side)

The 5 vs 5 side of the Orange Lions has made good progress in recent years. The aim is to remain among the top teams in Europe and to take part in the Olympic Games in the future. Under the leadership of national coach Buscaglia, the Dutch men’s team has qualified for EuroBasket 2022. Their next goal is qualification for the FIBA World Cup 2023. The Fund supported this team in the run-up to their first appearance at the European Championships in 2015 and is doing so again now.

Rolstoelrugby
European Qualification Championship

Wheelchair rugby

Wheelchair rugby is a big Paralympic sport played at a high level in many countries. Since 2014, the Netherlands has been running a top sports program to enable it to join the world’s elite teams. For example, it has introduced an intensive training program and expert coaching and has improved top sports facilities. This is another team that received support from the Fund in the past, when it took part in the European Championships Division A for the first time in 2019. The focus therefore now lies on the European Qualification Championship to be held in Norway in September 2022; a top position will mean retaining a place among the world’s leading teams.

Kanosprint1
Competing in multi-seat canoes to reach the top

K4 Canoe Sprint

The canoe sprint is an Olympic discipline which involves paddling as fast as possible from start to finish across still waters (i.e. without waves or currents). In 2021 a high basic level was created for K4 athletes by a genuine top sports program. Results in the 2021 World Championships in Denmark highlighted that there was potential in the K4, particularly for the women. This requires investment in multi-seat boats. With our support the team has purchased a new boat so that it can really compete amongst the top nations.

TKSF Beachtennis team 2022
On the way to the top in Europe

Beach tennis

Beach tennis is a sport that is growing rapidly in popularity throughout the world. A relatively young sport in which Bo Groot Antink and Joeri Ertner have now claimed a place in the top 100 on the world rankings list. With our support they will aim to reach the top 50 and achieve good results at the European Championships in Greece and at the World Championships in Italy. With the support of the fund, the Dutch team is able to compete in all tournaments, so that it can earn the points needed to rise to the top in Europe.

Teamwork

The TEAMKPN Sports Fund intentionally supports only national sports teams. That’s because we believe that excellent work stands or falls by teamwork. Achieving the best performances together, working together for a shared goal.

Every sports team has its own unique, ultimate goal. This is what athletes often spend years preparing for, setting everything else aside. Whether it's qualifying for a European or world championship, or winning a medal at the Olympic Games. In order to achieve this, everything has to be right from a sporting perspective. And, of course, there needs to be sufficient resources available to finance the often costly road to achieving that goal. Think of money for training camps, travel and accommodation costs, medical assistance or materials. It's exactly in areas like this that we want to make a difference with the TEAMKPN Sports Fund, helping teams on their way to a unique achievement by providing the necessary support.

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KPN Skating Friends’ Day

On the ice together