One of the goals of the Sportfordevelopment.nl programme is to see how sport for development organisations can partner more closely with businesses to create a greater spin-off and have a bigger impact on the lives of young people. That is why this programme organizes expert meetings to analyse these types of partnerships.
Like in India where at the same time a ‘Coulourfield’ was being opened, a partnership of Dutch companies and Dutch sport for development organisations was created. A Coulourfield is a fully-installed mini sports arena that combines a social sports education program with excellent sports facilities, a lighting centre and clean drinking water. Installing a Colourfield in an urban or semi–urban area helps to provide safe and secure sports facilities for children in the neighbourhood, making the cities more livable for the whole community.
During the expert meeting partnerships identified success criteria for the good use of the Colourfield multi-purpose pitch at the Nehru Stadium in New Delhi and what lessons can be learned that may be used when the Colourfield concept is replicated either in India or in other countries where Dutch businesses and social partners want to work together.