KNVB pleased with ‘small but important step’, despite ‘practical problems’

The KNVB responded briefly on Tuesday evening to the coronapers conference of Mark Rutte and Hugo de Jonge. They announced a series of easing the current corona measures, including a partial reboot of amateur football: young people and young adults up to 27 years of age are allowed to play sports in groups from 3 March onwards.

Jan Dirk van der Zee, director of amateur and women‘s football, calls it a ‘small but important step‘ that amateur football is gently getting started again for the youngest generation. โ€œAt an age that opens the world to them, many have been at home for months, without an outlet and with only online contact,โ€ he says via the KNVB channels.
For the time being, only amateur athletes up to 27 years are lucky, Van der Zee realizes. โ€œOf course, this age limit poses practical problems, but sport can now help young people more than ever,โ€ said the KNVB Director, who hopes above all that the following eases will soon follow. โ€œHopefully, the next step of the Cabinet won’
t be long in coming, so that everyone can quickly get back to normal training.โ€

Response @jdvdzee on the relaxed corona measures of the Cabinet for young people. More information about the category A leagues will follow tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/pdciog2x8C
โ€” KNVB (@KNVB) February 23, 2021