Class of '92 open new Cruyff Court facility in Salford
Class of '92 legends, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, have joined forces with the Johan Cruyff Foundation to launch a state-of-the-art sporting facility in Salford.
The Foundation 92 and the Johan Cruyff Foundation have partnered to open a new Cruyff Court, which is the first of its kind in Little Hulton and the second in Greater Manchester. The sporting facility was unveiled to the public, with Giggs and Butt playing the first game ever on the pitch against young members of the Little Hulton community.
The facility is free for all to use, and will allow Foundation 92 to deliver more football, exercise, and sport sessions in the area. Speaking about the project, Nicky Butt said: "It's a real proud moment for us to be able to help give a facility like this to the community." Ryan Giggs added: "It's an area where people can come together and enjoy themselves and feel safe and relax."
The Johan Cruyff Foundation was established by the late Dutch football legend, Johan Cruyff, to ensure that all children have access to sports. His son, Jordi Cruyff, who is a former Manchester United player, was also present at the launch. Speaking about the project, Jordi said: "I think it's something my father really loved. If you ask what my father's favourite moment was, it was always playing with the kids, playing football and seeing them smile would make him smile."
There are now 300 Cruyff Courts worldwide, and the foundation hopes to build many more. Jordi said: "We're looking forward to doing more and more."