Real Sporting de Gijón – Genuine project
The Real Sporting de Gijón Genuine Project was born in 2017 with the aim of improving the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities through sport. Each season has meant outstanding growth of this initiative, consolidating itself as a social action of the notable impact that allows the promotion of healthy habits, the acquisition of values, and making visible the virtues and capabilities of this group.
The Genuine Project currently has two major initiatives:
The Genuine Team participates in LALiga Genuine. This competition is made up of practically all LaLiga clubs. It consists of several annual tournaments, normally organised on weekends and at a fixed venue, where all the clubs and their players enjoy themselves and learn key sporting values such as team spirit and teamwork.
Inclusive schools: the project is framed within the agreement between the Foundation ad the regional Ministry of Education of the Government of the Principality of Asturias, which consists of the creation of football schools in special education schools throughout Asturias.