On 6 & 7 October and 18 November 2020, the KNVB (Dutch FA) will host classes to train Stadium Safety & Security Officers of the Dutch professional football teams, in cooperation with Hogeschool Utrecht (higher education). Ben Veenbrink, managing director of The Stadium Consultancy, will be one of the trainers for this course.
The responsibility of the safety and security organisation at matches in Dutch professional football lies with the Safety & Security Officer. This is a big responsibility, considering the (tens of) thousands of spectators coming to the stadiums every weekend. This KNVB course offers the required kick-start for each new Safety & Security Officer who will be working in Dutch professional football. In addition, this will create more content to this field of profession and will offer a high-level starting qualification. After successful completion of the course, the Safety & Security Officer will receive a certificate of achievement.