The Real Madrid Foundation coaching team has travelled to the United Arab Emirates to deliver a new methodological football course, based on the philosophy: For a REAL education: Values and Sport. The sessions were aimed at coaches and educators at the socio-sporting schools which have been in operation since 2012 alongside Baniyas and the Sheikh Ahmed Charity Foundation.
Aside from the training, they also completed a monitoring visit to the different socio-sporting school bases in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, ensuring the sessions were being carried out correctly and giving advice on different problem areas in socio-sporting matters.
There are seven schools spread across the provinces of Fujairah and Sharjah, benefiting a total of 1,470 young people. The socio-sporting activities foster relationships with the children’s families and have a significant positive impact on social integration between young people of Arab immigrant backgrounds.