NEWS STORY. 02/11/2021
The president of Real Madrid C. F and the Real Madrid Foundation, Florentino Pérez, presided over the meeting of the board of trustees that took place at Real Madrid City. The board approved the accounts pertaining to the activities carried out during the 2020/21 season in 80 countries, in which 62,000 participants benefited from socio-sporting projects in education, integration and development cooperation. Outside of Spain and in view of the health restrictions imposed by numerous countries, the Real Madrid Foundation catered for over 40,000 children and young people through social projects that involved sporting education in values, nutritional support, health care and traditional education across 72 countries.
The organisation staged 185 clinics, campuses and football programmes to cater for 9,000 minors in 16 countries, as well as three types of summer campuses in Spain and a clinic held at Real Madrid City. The institution’s commitment to digitalisation enabled 1,000 coaches, educators and technicians involved in the foundation’s unique and pioneering methodology (For a REAL education: values and sport) to continue their training thanks to the launch of the Sports Values AcademyTV omni-channel platform.
In Spain, and in view of the closure of basic health zones and the health regulations of the respective cities and towns, over 8,000 participants benefited from the various activities, including the socio-sporting football and basketball integration schools, inclusive and adapted sport for people with varying capacities, as well as projects run in centres for minors. The work being carried out in prisons was also partially resumed with over 1,500 inmates, as well as programmes for the unemployed, the elderly and the homeless, amongst other disadvantaged groups that the organisation caters for.
The Real Madrid Foundation board approved a plan of action for the 2021-22 season that guarantees the sustainability of projects both within and outside of Spain and considers the limitations that may arise on health grounds and that may affect in-person activities. The action plan envisages the continued efforts to generate resources that ensure the sustainability and capitalise on the opportunities offered by the digital conversion to promote the solidarity of the madridistas with a view to contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.