– Throughout the afternoon, boys and girls aged between 5 and 16 at the Rafa Nadal Foundation Centre in Madrid enjoyed Skateboarding and Breaking classes
– Every year, the Rafa Nadal Foundation cares for 100 children in vulnerable situations at its centre in Madrid, in the San Fermín neighbourhood
– The fourth edition of Madrid Urban Sports will be held from 16 to 18 June in Madrid Río
For the second year running, the Rafa Nadal Foundation and Madrid Urban Sports have come together at Caja Mágica to carry out Skate and Breaking activities with children from the Rafa Nadal Foundation Centre in Madrid. The group of boys and girls aged between 5 and 16 enjoyed a different kind of afternoon learning to skate and doing Breaking, one of the sports that will become an Olympic sport in Paris 2024.
In its four editions, Madrid Urban Sports has become one of the most important sporting events in Europe. More than 400 athletes from 30 different countries will gather from 16 to 18 June in Madrid Río to enjoy the Scooter World Championships, competitions qualifying for the BMX and Breaking Olympic Games and a Skate competition.
Since its inception, one of the main objectives of the MUS has been to bring and promote urban sport to all children in the city of Madrid through social activities, an objective it shares with the Rafa Nadal Foundation.
Kini González, one of the skateboard instructors who has been practising the sport for more than 20 years, says that “it is a luxury to see how children are increasingly interested in urban sports” and adds that “more and more children are practising it or that you see them a year later and they have told you that since you gave them the first class, they are practising it on their own, for me, it is a luxury to see how it grows every year”.
The Rafa Nadal Foundation uses sport as a tool for social transformation and promotes different activities so that children have access to all kinds of sporting and cultural disciplines.
The alliance between the Rafa Nadal Foundation Centre in Madrid and Madrid Urban Sports is strengthened for another year with the organisation and promotion of this activity aimed at the children of the centre within the sports facilities belonging to the foundation inside the Caja Mágica.
Urban sports are a healthy leisure option for children living in the neighbourhoods of large cities and offer enormous benefits for the development of children.
Rosa M. Molina, Director of the Rafa Nadal Foundation Centre in Madrid, assures us that “the entire team of professionals at the centre are delighted to organise this activity together with Madrid Urban Sports for another year at our facilities in the Magic Box and we know that the children love learning about these urban sports disciplines with which they feel very identified”.
Both organisations will continue to work to raise awareness of this type of healthy alternative activities that children can take advantage of and learn a lot from.