Press invitation – Official inauguration Cruyff Court Molenbeek

Thursday 22 March 2018, 12:15 hrs - Muzenpark in Sint-Jans-Molenbeek

Exactly two years after the attacks on the airport of Zaventem and Maalbeek metro station the Cruyff Court Molenbeek will be officially opened. Through sports and play the initiators from PlayandPeace, the Cruyff Foundation and the commune of Molenbeek, want to connect young people around themes such as respect, team spirit, integration and self-development.

You are cordially invited for the press moments related to the official opening of the Cruyff Court Molenbeek on 22 March 2018 to 12:15 hours

Corner Brigade Pironlaan - Ossegemstraat
1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek


12.15 hrs    Press moment and possibility to interview:

  • Niels Meijer, Director Johan Cruyff Foundation
  • ​Unico van Kooten and Ahmed Larouz, PlayandPeace 
  • Imane Elm and Doranthina Likaj, de first Cruyff Coaches Molenbeek
  • Children primairy schools Windekind and Ecole 13 


16.30 hrs    Registration program afternoon

17.30 hrs    Official openingceremony Cruyff Court Molenbeek

  • Minute silence to commemorate the victims from 22 March 2016
  • Freestyle performance from Soufiane Bencok and performance song #ChangeOurGame by Scott&Young and rappers Quendryk and Rocky 
  • Short speeches by
    • Françoise Schepmans, Mayor Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
    • Ahmed El Khannouss, Alderman Sport Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
    • Maryem van den Heuvel, Dutch Ambassador to Belgium
    • Marc Bosmans Governor Rotary
    • Niels Meijer, Director Johan Cruyff Foundation

18.15 hrs    Football tournament local youth (U14 Molenbeek vs Mechelen Cruyff C.)


Thursday 22 March 2018


Muzenpark - Parc des Muses
Brigade Pironlaan - Ossegemstraat
1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek


Please confirm your arrival before 20 March to 

Contact us
Virginie Pochet Communicatiedienst, Gemeente Sint-Jans-Molenbeek
About Play & Peace

To bring positive development in Brussels to contribute to cohesion and fight fear by bringing people's diversity 2gether by a sportive challenge: Play&Peace. Connecting people for a common goal, develop dialogue and contribute towards the concept of ‘unity in diversity’ through combined actions on sports.