Every year at the end of spring as the summer is about to be upon us the Netherlands Embassy World Bank Group and Inter-American Development Bank Liaisons organize the annual networking event “Klompen Cup”. It is a street soccer 4-on-4 tournament, 10 minute games played right outside the embassy. We assemble teams with (Dutch) colleagues from the respective institutions; World Bank Group (WBG), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Inter American Development Bank (IADB), and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to compete for the coveted “Klompen Cup”.
The tournament is not only for the soccer-addicts – all Dutch staff working for the IFIs is invited, and even encouraged, to join in. We welcome anyone as a player, but spectators are very much welcome as well. This makes a well-attended event that is a perfect opportunity to network with Dutch staff from the different institutions.
As always we had a strong field of competitors all vying for the coveted Klompen Cup Trophy. This year the intense and competitive final was between the World Bank Group vs The Embassy. With the ultimate winner being the World Bank Group!