NEWS STORY. 26/04/2023
The Real Madrid Foundation participated in the conference on the Management and training in women's sport: challenges and opportunities, held by the Woman Forward Foundation for research into equality and parity. The Real Madrid Foundation, which fosters equality among the main values of its methodology For a REAL Education: Values and Sport, has registered its Equality Plan this season. It embodies and reinforces the principles and values of the Real Madrid Foundation since its creation, which are opposed to any form of discrimination. These values recognise the effort, commitment, quality and teamwork of the men and women, with no distinction, who comprise the organisation's staff.
The Real Madrid Foundation is the private organisation with the largest number of women involved in sport under the same brand, scattered across the five continents. Almost 13,000 children in schools and socio-sports projects are taught values and sport with the Foundation's methodology, within the context of comprehensive care and education projects.
Concerning the training of female trainers-educators in 76 countries, so far this term a total of 1,859 trainers from all over the world have been prepared, of which 38.4% (714) are women. This represents a much higher percentage than that of female graduates in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences with a master's degree in football or basketball in Spain. Eider Marin, head of Training and Attention to Diversity at the Real Madrid Foundation, was part of the round table to discuss the significance of gender equality work and training in sport and education.
During this event, the participants agreed that in order to achieve real and effective equality, it is crucial to continue promoting policies and measures that foster women's participation in sport and promote equality in sport. Indeed, in sport in general, and particularly in sport training and management, the gender gap is still vast.