Sunshine, twelve top teams, lots of enthusiastic spectators and a high profile visit from Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and Kevin De Bruyne. The 3rd edition of the Kevin De Bruyne - KDB Cup ended successfully. Young and old enjoyed the international U15 tournament in Drongen. The many words of praise from the press, teams, sponsors and spectators were heart-warming for the more than 400 volunteers. A small selection of the many reactions:
"Great to just frolic around and observe and in the meantime watch some nice football. Nice event!"
Journalist Chris Tempelman of the Dutch magazine Voetbal International
"Strong teams, high standard, everything brilliantly organized"
Tony Glover of Liverpool FC.
"For our teams, it was an exceptional experience to participate in this tournament with top-level teams and undisputable outstanding organization. The way how you and your 400 volunteers were interacting with our delegation was something unforgettable even for such a small period of time".
Roman Veriaskiny & Sergey Morozov of FC Zenit Academy
"Especially for the friendliness and helpfulness of the 395 employees I am in awe every year. Drongen is the sun village of Flanders. They run their legs from under their body to please the players and staff. And all with a smile. It is an honor for a club to be part of this unprecedented sporting event.".
Herwig Lauwereys from KAA Gent
"Saw some good football, met a lot of nice people and old friends, and all that during a sunny weekend. I have enjoyed it!"
Philippe Dullaert of Hays CO
"It was a great weekend, selfies with Pep Guardiola and Kevin De Bruyne, a signed shirt from Pep and signed book and shirt from Kevin. What more could anyone want? We will definitely be back next year!
“Nice to see these future stars play! There was really a lot of young talent amongst them!“
“Kids had a super day ! And as icing on the cake, a picture with Kevin De Bruyne...“