NEWS | 11/08/2021The Real Madrid Foundation applies this value in activities that involve different groups.
- Setting an example. The children attending wheelchair basketball schools can teach those who usually play basketball standing, some tricks that they do. This also serves to raise awareness around the need to create cities that are more accessible to all.
- Support the opinion of teammates. Every member of the team is important and one exercise where this is seen clearly is the matches with adult volunteers in prisons. Many inmates feel the need to belong and to do so in the right environment is essential for successful reintegration. The volunteers can learn about the different life circumstances that remove prejudices and understand the need for fresh opportunities.
- Be empathetic. Students from the schools experience when taking part in programmes in hospitals (when health restrictions allow it), creating a space for young people with the same interests to live together, in spite of the fact that their daily routines are very different. Having the opportunity to experience different realities close up creates a more open mind, which is essential for respecting others.
The Sport Values Academy platform encourages respect through these videos:
- The value of my grandparents-respect, where grandchildren and grandparents are invited to take part in a game based on Real Madrid's history and current affairs.
- Challenge value respect: lift the ball, a video in which the basketball co-ordinators from the Foundation explain what respect consists of and set a challenge to put sports fans to the test.
- Current competition versus modified competition, Javier Madrid, director of Youth Football at Club Cartagena, presents the characteristics of the competition model of his sports schools and the key results of his study carried out after asking the players' families for their opinions on the differences between the current competition model and the modified competition model being proposed by the club.