The festival organised by the Athletic Club Foundation is nearing its end and today celebrated its last literary day with an entertaining conversation between writers Carlos Zanón, José Ignacio Carnero and Enrique Ballester. The latter acted as moderator and led the discussion without sacrificing the original sense of humour that characterises his journalistic and literary work.
In Carnero’s opinion, “Football above all is a passion. You can watch a horrible game and get excited. It is like a regression to childhood. Football is much more than a sport and it is in the literature because it has to be there, because it is part of life.”
Zanón added that, in reality, “Football is the closest thing to life. That is why it connects so much, because it connects you with what life is”. Football literature has been one of the recurring themes of the colloquium. Among the questions asked, one that has remained unanswered: “What is the great football novel?” Even so, numerous authors have been cited, including Vazquez Montalban, Enric Gonzalez, Paul Auster, Eduardo Sacheri, Rafael Alberti, Nick Hornby, David Peace, David Trueba…
Saturday 14, Buscando a Panzeri (Looking for Panzeri) and Vatreni
To conclude the festival, the films “Buscando a Panzeri” (Looking for Panzeri) and “Vatreni” will be shown at separate sessions. The first, which will be at 5:00 pm in the Sala Norte in San Mamés, is an Argentinian documentary about the legendary Argentinian sports journalist Dante Panzeri. Tickets for this session are still available and can be reserved here.
To round things off, at 7:00 pm, with all tickets already sold out, the documentary “Vatreni” will be shown, a film about the feats of the Croatian national team at the 1998 World Cup.
The most genuine press conference
Igor Porset answers the questions about the book “Ser Williams” from readers well known to the Athletic family
World Down Syndrome Day
Athletic Club and the Foundation join the #LotsOfSocks campaign through a video in which four Genuine footballers take part
“Ser Williams” (Being Williams) available in digital format
The Foundation provides a link on its website to download Igor Porset’s book in digital format
Cafés Baqué, the coffee of Athletic
The Biscay-based company signs a sponsorship deal with Athletic Club and also becomes a Strategic Partner of the Foundation
San Mamés lights up in the colours of CAFE
The Club and Foundation have joined the awareness week promoted by the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE).
A special BertsoDerbia
Athletic Club Fundazioa has published two videos recorded in San Mamés with the bertsolaris Onintza Enbeita and Andoni Egaña
Charity auction for derby jerseys
Athletic and Real Sociedad, through their respective foundations, are raising funds for the Doctors of the World charity
“Ser Williams”, written by Igor Porset, an Athletic Genuine player
The Foundation has published a book which tells the moving, autobiographical story of a boy with an intellectual disability who wears the Athletic shirt
Athletic Club and the Foundation join the Bizkaia Red Cross toy collection campaign
Athletic stores will be the collection point for an initiative that seeks to distribute 6,000 new toys among children from families in hardship
Athletic Foundation – Anesvad Solidarity Masks
The Athletic Club Foundation has joined the Anesvad solidarity mask initiative thanks to a limited edition of 500 units