S.V. OrANJE WIT
S.V. Oranje Wit is a non-league football club from Dordrecht in Holland and partner of Feyenoord F.C. of the Dutch 1st Division. Dordrecht itself is Twinned with Hastings, the birth place of Pass+Move.
Over the past few years, thanks originally to a ‘Twin Towns’ initiative, a strong relationship has grown between Pass+Move and S.V. Oranje Wit.
Two years in a row has seen Pass+Move take sides from u7s through to u11s across to tournaments hosted by S.V. Oranje Wit.
Whilst the football was successful for Pass+Move, seeing each age group coming away victorious, the real prize was in the new friends they made and the incredible experience had by all children, parents and coaches alike. It gave them the chance to play abroad and experience the culture and approach to the game by the teams in Dordrecht and has been priceless for the players. It was also an eye opening experience for us as coaches, as we saw first-hand how the game is run in Holland, the family approach that is generated and encouraged at clubs, coupled with the scale, quality and amount of facilities available and easily accessible to all children who want to play the game. It left us all with a lot of food for thought.
The trophies the children received at a presentation on the Sunday evenings, which were supplied by our amazing host from SV Oranje Wit, Erik Van Vugt, all read “Every new friend is an adventure - the start of new memories.” A gesture and sentiment that we think nicely encapsulates the entire trips.
Erik van Vugt and S.V. Oranje Wit has become somewhat of a benchmark and a role model for us at Pass+Move and has led in no small part to the creation of the new football club S.C. Pass+Move. The way their club is run, the way the children act both on and off the pitch, and the way they are brought up to play the game, is a perfect mirror for what we at S.C. Pass+Move believe should be the backbone and beliefs of any great grassroots football club. It is a relationship we hold very dear and we will continue to grow and nurture in tandem with the new Sports Club we have created.
More about S.V. Oranje Wit can be found here at their own website http://www.oranjewit.nl/
Thanks for listening
The Pass+Move family