ABN AMRO: Passionate partner of G-Sportfonds

Para-athletes do not allow their disability to stand in the way of their love of sport, and that is something we want to get involved in. We do this on the one hand by providing financial support for the Disability Sport Fund of the Province of Antwerp, and on the other by promoting the integration of para-athletes in the world of sports. 

To give an example, ABN AMRO organises the Hockey Integration Cup, a hockey tournament that sees elite players competing for the title alongside disabled hockey players. We also organise the Football Kick-Off, an annual disability football tournament. This event also serves to bring the worlds of football and disability football closer together: disabled football stars are trained by professional coaches from Belgian football's second division. 

We are also a sponsor of the poignant book written by ex-footballer, now banker, Piet Den Boer entitled 'Sporthelden met een beperking', in which para-athletes tell their stories; stories of perseverance, of being knocked down and getting back up again and of unparalleled willpower.