About us

Maurits van Nierop was a member of the Dutch National Cricket team and was an extremely gifted player. Not only did Maurits excel in cricket, he also mastered the game of field hockey very well.

Maurits van Nierop died in a tragic accident in Cape Town in September of 2008. To commemorate this extraordinary person and sportsman the “Maurits van Nierop Foundation” has been founded. It is our belief that every child has the right to play sports. This right has been settled in the Treaty for the rights of the child of the United Nations. Sports are an important part in the development for each child. They gain more confidence, meet other children, exercise more, learn to how to handle rules and discipline and have to deal with winning and losing. Above all, sports are fun and good for you. Unfortunately there are too many children in the world who do not have the possibilities to do sport. This is mostly due to a lack of facilities and lack of financial support.

This is where the Foundation wants to help. Special attention will go to the children of the Khayelitsha Township in Cape Town. With you help the Foundation can support projects and initiate own projects in Cape Town. The Norma Road Primary School and Ryan Marron’s Cricket School of Excellence are some examples of projects we are supporting in South Africa. Please take time to visit our website and do not forget to check on how you can help.

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