The world's biggest football tournament for children aged 10 to 12





In 2008 Danone Netherlands started a partnership with the Richard Krajicek Foundation in order to stimulate healthy habits and to play sports amongst children. Not only by education about healthy food but also about teaching them the importance of exercising. That is why they are closely working together with the RKF Foundation to organize the Danone Nations Cup in their country. With this tournament they eventually give children who meet on playgrounds a unique opportunity to play in a professional soccer stadium in the Netherlands and even in a big stadium abroad.

Several phases in the tournament: Preliminary Phases on more than 100 RKF Playgrounds across the country. The winners of these preliminary phases get a ticket to the Regional Phases. Almost 6000 kids participate every year in the DNC.

Then the national final is played with the 8 best Dutch teams.

Please, contact us for more information:

PRESS: Wieteke Lap-van Hunnik, Communications Manager Danone NL, +31631000090/

PROJECT LEADER: Raymond Scheffers, +31650879483/

If you would like to join the tournament, please contact the sports coordinator at your local RKF Playground (

Participates in the DNC since 2001

2017 national team: Krajicek Playground Bolnes from Ridderkerk

2017 ranking: 21st

Supporters Posts

oma en opa groenendijk for Netherlands
22 September 2017
Team Bolnes wij wensen jullie een hele fijne tijd in Amerika,veel plezier en geniet van alles. Liefs voor alle kids en speciaal voor Jordy Groenendijk
21 September 2017
Zet hem op team BOLNES Nederland Do your best Team bolnes The NETHERLANDS
Mevr Frank for Netherlands
19 September 2017
Zet hem op toppers van het Gemini College! We gaan jullie volgen. Geniet van het avontuur!
Iris for Netherlands
19 September 2017
Nog één nachtje... Zet hem op jongens!! #teamhapiness