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UCAM Cartagena starts a European programme in Los Dolores to teach young people how to coach football

For six Mondays, free theory and practice sessions will be held with mixed teams in collaboration with the Sports Association of Los Dolores.

The Faculty of Sports of the Universidad Católica San Antonio started a

 free training project for young participants to acquire football knowledge

and skills to promote healthy lifestyle habits, encouraging social and gender

actions through sports.


Juan Alfonso García, academic director of UCAM Cartagena, underlined

that ‘this activity of sports practice and learning about football coaching takes

place with mixed teams (male and female) on the artificial football pitch of

the Sports Association of Los Dolores, at the Salesianos de Cartagena

school, located in the Los Dolores neighbourhood and the facilities of

the UCAM Cartagena Campus.’

The participants are young people aged 16 to 22

This 30-hour pilot action will take place over six weeks and is part of the

European project S4SC-Sports+ For Social Change, co-funded by the

European Commission's Erasmus+ Sport programme, in which UCAM is a

partner together with Sorgun Genclik Dernegi (Sorged) from Turkey, Cuza

University from Romania and Ginasio Clube Portugues from Portugal.

These activities promote physical activity and sports training among young

people aged 16 to 22 years and will be carried out in partner countries in

different sports, always focused on assessing and analysing whether the model

is interesting to promote sports practice in young people, avoiding sedentary

lifestyles and with the possibility of reproducing this training in the rest of

Europe, while also promoting social inclusion.