Madrid, 27 february 2024

Elecnor and the Fundación Segunda Parte use football to work together for the inclusion of people with brain injury

Elecnor has become the main sponsor/partner for all the Fundación Segunda Parte football teams

Elecnor has become the main sponsor/partner for all the Fundación Segunda Parte football teams, both women’s and men’s.

This agreement between the two institutions improves the support and reinforcement of opportunities derived from the values and benefits of sport for everyone, with special emphasis on people with neurological disabilities, by boosting the achievement of their goals regardless of differences in abilities.

Fundación Segunda Parte promotes access to football for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) through physical/sports activities designed for people with neurological injuries such as acquired brain injury due to cerebrovascular accidents or strokes, head injuries, brain tumour, anoxia, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis or other neurological injuries.

“Sport is not limited to physical competence, but is rather a powerful means of transmitting essential values such as effort, perseverance and resilience. By supporting football for people with neurological disabilities, Elecnor is backing a unique opportunity to promote inclusion and equality, at the same time as encouraging personal growth, solidarity and teamwork,” states Rafael Martín de Bustamante, CEO of the Elecnor Group.

Within this initiative, of particular note is the 7 a side football project aimed at players with acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy and other neurological injuries. The objective of preparing and training this team is to compete in the National 7 a Side Football League organised by the Federación Española de Deportes de Personas con Parálisis Cerebral y Daño Cerebral Adquirido (FEDPC) (Spanish Sports Federation for People with Cerebral Palsy and Acquired Brain Injury).

“We are working to improve this group’s physical and cognitive abilities, using the socialising nature of sport and supporting the practice of active leisure to improve physical and mental health,” comments Marta Pérez, founder and president of the Fundación Segunda Parte.

“We are deeply grateful to Elecnor for its generous sponsorship, which underpins our work in promoting football for people with neurological disabilities. Collaboration from private companies like Elecnor is fundamental for implementing inclusive, meaningful projects such as this one, which enable everyone to enjoy the benefits of sport regardless of their abilities,” adds Marta Pérez.

With this agreement, Elecnor and the Fundación Segunda Parte are undertaking a journey together, building a team, to improve physical and mental health, develop social and teamwork skills, and integrate people with ABI into the community.

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