Real Madrid Foundation, CLH and the City Council of San Fernando de Henares renews the socio-sport school for the eighth season

  • More than 500 children have passed through this project of football and values 

The Real Madrid Foundation will be active for the eighth year in San Fernando de Henares after the renewal agreement signed in the Santiago Bernabéu stadium by Enrique Sánchez, executive vice-president of the Foundation; Emilio Butragueño, director of Institutional Relations of Real Madrid C.F.; Cati Rodríguez, mayor of the municipality; and José Luis López de Silanes, president of CLH, patron of the project.

Through this project, boys and girls between 5 and 16 years old, are educated each year about values with football as an integrating vehicle in this school, which began its activity in the 2011/12 season. Over the last eight years, more than 600 young people have been able to enjoy weekly training sessions and the Foundation's socio-sports tournament held in Real Madrid´s training facilities, as well as complementary leisure and educational activities.

CLH continues to support educational sport for all

Since the school's start-up, CLH has been the company that has supported the project, making it easier for the children of San Fernando de Henares, whatever their life circumstances or abilities, to be able to enjoy quality educational sport to pursue their dreams.

CLH is the market leader in the transport and storage of petroleum products in the Spanish market. It has a network of pipelines of more than 4,000 kilometres in length and 40 storage facilities, as well as 28 airport facilities. In the municipalities of San Fernando de Henares and Torrejón de Ardoz, the company has its main storage and distribution facility for petroleum products in addition to some of the most important infrastructures, such as the Pipeline Control Centre, the Facilities Control Centre or the Central Product Laboratory.

The president of CLH, Jose Luis Lopez de Silanes has emphasised that "this project makes us particularly excited because its main objective is to educate about coexistence and promote tolerance and social cohesion, very important values in today's society.”

For her part, the mayor of the town, Cati Rodriguez, has emphasised the need to promote grassroots sport among children in the municipality: "Sport is a vital means of learning in the development and education of even the youngest children. It is not only about promoting exercise and an active lifestyle, but also the possibility of seeing sport as a catalyst for adopting a multitude of values such as cooperation, companionship, mutual support and solidarity, basic pillars of society that must be promoted by sports clubs and institutions.

For Emilio Butragueño, director of Institutional Relations at Real Madrid C. F. "Respect, companionship and motivation are great motors for children to become well-rounded young people and this is the best thing about sport: it applies to all areas of life".