La Fundación Real Madrid, en la villa olímpica de los Juegos de Tokio 2020

Real Madrid Foundation at the Olympic Village at Tokyo 2020

NEWS | 23/07/2021

Almost 1,000 children take part in the school based in Harumi, with over 6,000 involved in the other social-educational activities.
The Real Madrid Foundation has been working in a range of different educational programs in Japan for the last decade including social sports schools and technical improvement clinics. The Tamano social sports school (Okayama), run in collaboration with IDP and CSPR, looks to use sport as a tool to fight the social isolation experienced by many young people whose parents work extremely long hours. The Olympic Games being held in Japan will help this project to return to the training sessions and its complete extra-curricular activities program which caters for some 500 children.
Likewise, the Foundation has been running an extensive technical improvement educational program alongside a football school with five venues since the 2012/13 season. The latest to get on board with this project was the base at Harumi, thanks to sponsorship by NTT, which is located in the centre of Tokyo. The facility has the capacity to cater for all the participants and is located alongside the Olympic Village for the Olympic and Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020.

The Olympic Games will help this project get back on track, with the training sessions and the full range of extra-curricular activities making a return.

Almost 1,000 children take part in this football school which, aside from this venue, has other centres in Adachi (Tokyo), Toyota (Aichi), Chiba and Yokohama, run in collaboration with Global Football Management (GFM). The same company, headed by Kohei Masuda, has been contributing to the financial sustainability of the Foundation's social sports school in Battambang (Cambodia) for the last two seasons, alongside the NGO Sauce.
19 clinics
Another activity line which has enjoyed significant success in Japan, is the program of 19 clinics held across the country's biggest cities (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Okinawa and Yokohama) since the 2012/13 season, providing almost 5,000 students with the chance to learn and improve their game with the help of the Real Madrid Foundation coaches who have travelled to Japan over the years. Among them is the Real Madrid Under-18s coach Takuhiro Nakai.

Technical improvement clinics at Real Madrid City
Furthermore, almost 1,000 young people from 23 Japanese teams have been involved in the technical improvement clinics held at Real Madrid City, revelling in a complete Real Madrid experience with visits to the Tour Bernabéu or games at the stadium.