Athletic Club recently became a member of the International Safeguards for Children in Sport. The initiative, which is headed by UNICEF, looks to protect children in the world of sport. In April 2019, Athletic launched a pioneering programme that eventually led to the current Aterpe Project, the first of its kind among LaLiga clubs. Now the club will participate in one of the most important global initiatives in this sphere, joining the likes of UNICEF, UK Sport, Swiss Academy for Development, Keeping Children Safe, Child Protection in Sport Unit, Commonwealth Secretariat, WomenWin, Beyond Sport and Caribbean Sport and Development Agency.
Belonging to this network offers Athletic Club the opportunity to improve upon its existing work, while at the same time, it serves as a recognition of what the club is currently doing in this respect. In order to join this initiative, the Aterpe Project developed the following points in its programme.
- Protection Policy
- Procedure to respond adequately to complaints or suspicions
- Service and advice
- Risk reduction
- Rules of behaviour
- Training and communication
- Revision and evaluation
One of the first tasks of this working group was to create a set of standards for the protection of children in sport that show what good practice is when it comes to the treatment of children practising sport. Principles that:
- Help to create a good environment for the development of children that participate in sport.
- Ensure those who work directly with children have access to the appropriate tools.
- Promote good practice.
- Minimise the risks that can occur in the practise of sports with children
- Create a culture of child protection in sport.
Live: #Lezama50 events
The first events in the commemoration of Lezama
Tribute to Lezama
Today marks 50 years since the opening of Lezama. We celebrate alongside Iribar, Urkiaga, Guerrero, Alkorta, Muniain and Erika Vazquez
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
John Carlin: “Athletic Club is a football phenomenon”
The respected writer attended the Thinking, Letrak eta Futbola festival on the second night of the festival
Highlights video of the festival
The special edition of Thinking, Letrak eta Futbola 2020 was held from November 9 to 14 with great public success, despite the pandemic
Thinking, Letrak eta Futbola 2020 comes to a close
The cultural festival organised by the Foundation ended this afternoon with the screening of the documentaries “Buscando a Panzeri” (Looking for Panzeri) and “Vatreni”