The main objective is to try to develop the right personal and social values (e.g. commitment, effort, respect for teammates, opponents and referees, feelings of solidarity within the group, punctuality, hygiene) through football activities. Our “Bakuva project teams”, formed by immigrants in serious danger of being socially excluded, have explicit rules of conduct which attempt to induce these values in the children and in their parents. The Athletic Club Foundation is committed to the education and the formation of social values through sport, through the use of the facilities at Athletic Club, and through the volunteering work of the technical staff and the professional players. As of this season, we will have a new group of about 20 U18 children. Our four teams are competing in U18, U16, U13, U10, U9 categories. There are 102 players in total, with about 20 players per team. All teams use the Athletic Club facilities of the Academy, located in the nearby town of Lezama.
Ricardo Mendiguren, Director of the Foundation
+34 94 661 20 04
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