Beerschot has a new community manager: 28 year old Robin Weyts will be leading Beerschot's community work from Monday. "This is a fantastic opportunity to combine my social passion and my passion for Beerschot", Weyts says.

Despite his young age Weyts already has a lot of experioence in community management. "I graduated as a social scientist at the University of Antwerpen. During my studies there I was involved with the Homeless Cup (now Younited Belgium) and co-founded the Football Changes Life organisation with Hernan Losada, where I am still a member of the board. On top of that I am a policy officer at Flexpack, an organisation that coaches people with disabilities in their search for a job."

"I'd love to share my experience in that field at Beerschot", Robin Weyts continues. "I am a big Beerschot supporter since I was 11 years old; my first game being our 8-2 win over La Louvière in 2001. What a way to start your career as a fan that was! I still remember it as if it happened yesterday. Becoming the clubs community manager is like a dream come true: I want to preserve Beerschot's DNA in all my projects: creativity, persistent, witty and a bit raw..."

Weyts starts on Monday in his new job and will at first update the already running projects, fit them in in his brand new policy plan and eventually focus on those who really matter. It is my aim to connect Beerschot fans, our partners and local residents to establish positive changes and create more opportunities in every way."

General manager Frédéric Van den Steen is more than happy with his new recruit. "Robin is a die hard Beerschot fan with a big heart for community work. He is the perfect man to bring together Beerschot's values and social responsabilities."


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