VI Copa Alma 2019 Fundación Real Madrid, un torneo en el que todos ganan

The VI Real Madrid Foundation Copa Alma comes to an end

NEWS | 02/07/2019

This edition took place in Hungary and was closed out with a trophy presentation.
The sixth edition of the Real Madrid Foundation's Copa Alma has been held in Hungary, bringing together students from socio-sporting schools in Spain, Hungary, Azerbaijan, Romania, Portugal, Russia, Ukraine and Bulgaria. For three days, almost 100 kids between 12 and 15 enjoyed days living together and sharing their enthusiasm for football. At the closing event there was recognition for the students who have best represented the values of the Real Madrid Foundation, before it finished off with trophy presentations.

Representatives of the European delegations and members of the Foundation presented the trophies. The prize for respect on and off the pitch went to the team from Manique y Funchal (Portugal); teamwork, went to the Spanish side; the equality award went to Russia; the one for motivation was for Ukraine; the Azerbaijan school scooped the prize for self-esteem, while the tolerance prize was for Bulgaria; healthy habits went to Romania, responsibility went to Vila Real de Santo Antonio (Portugal); and the independence trophy went to hosts Hungary.

Once in a lifetime experience
Rafael García Cortés, director of the Real Madrid Foundation football schools, highlighted the great work being done at the Ferenc Puskas Academy: “We're back with the same excitement and this in an unforgettable experience for the participants which will stay with them for life. I would like to express my gratitude for the fantastic organisation by the Foundation of the Ferenc Puskas Academy and their enthusiasm in ensuring all the students can enjoy football and learning values”.

Universal methodology
Academy director, Takács Mihály, said: “We're extremely proud that, after five years, the Copa Alma is back again where it was held for the first time”. The Copa Alma is an adapted tournament based on the methodology For a Real Education: Values and sport, which is applied in all the Real Madrid Foundation's socio-sporting schools throughout the world.