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Butragueño presents Real Football & Study programme

NEWS | 14/10/2021

The Real Madrid Foundation, the Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea and Victory Sports have launched a programme that combines physical activity and pre-university studies.
Emilio Butragueño, Real Madrid’s director of institutional relations and general director of the Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea oversaw the launch of the Real Football & Study training programme, which represent the first course to combine high-performance technical/tactical training with introductory modules to activities in professional sport.

The agreement between the Real Madrid Foundation, the Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea and Victory Sports has resulted in the launch of the first-ever six-month programme that combines physical activity and pre-university education through modules relating to the history and foundations of sport.

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The Real Madrid Graduate School Universidad Europea offers a wide range of bilingual postgraduate programmes which, over the course of the institution’s 15 years, have grown and has seen the university establish itself as a leading name amongst the specialists sports business schools.

Alongside its bilingual master’s programmes in various fields related to sport, including nutrition, physiotherapy, sports law, sports marketing, management of sporting facilities and sport&tech, on this occasion, the school has launched a six-moth pre-university course that offers an introduction to the area and gives students the opportunity to participate in sporting activity conducted to professional standards, supported by the Real Madrid academy and based on the experience of the Real Madrid Foundation clinics.

The programme will kick off next January with 25 visiting students from America.

This course gives students the chance to gain experience in the sports industry before they embark on their university studies in sport, which is currently one of the biggest growth areas and most in-demand fields across the professional training provision for youngsters aged 18-22.
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The programme is set to kick off next January with the visit of 25 youngsters from America, who will combine sporting activity at Real Madrid City, including morning sessions led by Real Madrid Foundation coaches, with afternoon study at Universidad Europea.

The school’s director, Butragueño, explained that, “The training of professionals in the world of sport at all levels is important for Real Madrid and the opportunity to share our experience with these youngsters before they begin their university studies or even whilst they play for professional clubs represents real progress”.