The Minister of Social Inclusion, Youth, Family and Equality, Loles Lopez and the president of the Royal Andalusian Football Federation (RFAF), Pablo Lozano, signed a Collaboration agreement for training and access to arbitration for minors warded by the Board and former wards over 18 years of age who remain under the monitoring and protection of the regional administration.
Therefore, the agreement refers to the offer of free training in arbitration for the two wards of minors over 14 years of age, as well as the former wards of wards over 18 years of age, but still in the monitoring and protection programs of the Junta de Andalucía. This is about these men when the training period was over may join the RFAF arbitration team.
The advisor emphasized that, with this agreement, “the Department of Social Inclusion and the RFAF scored a goal for social exclusion” because this project allows us to offer an alternative to its training. minors over 14 years of age and adults who remain under the protection of the Board, thereby contributing to their emancipation from work options that allow them to gain personal autonomy and self-esteem. “He sports It’s healthy, but it’s also a school of values of friendship and respect”, continued the counselor.
The president of the RFAF, Pablo Lozano, spoke in the same line, emphasizing the importance of this project that began in permanent collaboration with the Ministry of Social Inclusion. “We will put all our efforts because these men and women deserve our support and we will give it to them. The RFAF always has open doors for projects as special as this one and we thank the Ministry for its interest in helping the social cohesion of these young people through soccer, futsal, and beach soccer”.
For his part, the president of the Andalusian Committee of Referees of the Royal Andalusian Football Federation (RFAF), José Manuel Matías, who showed his satisfaction with the great interest that this initiative has aroused among young people, also highlighted the opportunity for the union of these men and women. “In refereeing they will find, in addition to an exciting sports practice and an opportunity for work, learning, a way of life, socializing with other young people of their age and many friends who last a lifetime. theoretical training courses in the first two provinces, Huelva and Seville, and soon, they will begin to produce field practices”, explained.
Specifically, now a total of 80 men and women which is under the protection of the administration enrolled in these arbitration training courses to be taught in eight provinces. In fact, in Huelva, Seville, and Cádiz they have already started and will soon do so in other provinces. Of the 80 interested parties, 20 are adults who are former wards of the administration’s resources and 15 are adolescent girls, which also means breaking down gender barriers because it is a traditionally masculinized sector. “Sport does not understand obstacles, but personal development, unity, team spirit, and values,” said the head of Equality.
In this way, the Royal Andalusian Football Federation will provide theoretical and practical training, while the administration Andalusian takes care of the cost of transportation which is necessary, for those involved in the mutuality of Spanish footballers and HE sports equipment for their entry as members of the Technical Committee of Referees, among other responsibilities included in this agreement. The young people must have the requested requirements regarding language skills and minimum training and, after passing the first selection process, they will be able to participate in the training offered by the Royal Andalusian Football Federation, which will last about two months, appointed by the referees.