Villarreal CF promotes education through the Endavant Formació initiative. The yellow club, committed to the importance of the educational field, maintains collaboration agreements with the university centers of the province of Castellón, the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) and the CEU-Universidad Cardenal Herrera, as well as with the IES Miralcamp de Vila- real, where the young talents who reside in the Sports City study.
Through Endavant Formació, Villarreal CF shows its commitment to the future and the growth of student athletes, as well as its commitment to improving training, research, the dissemination of knowledge and innovation in both the social and sports.
UNIVERSITAT JAUME I (UJI): Cátedra Villarreal CF del Deporte
The main lines of work of the agreement with the UJI -signed in December 2012 and called the Endavant Villarreal CF Sports Chair- are the following:
Scholarships for elite athletes: With several calls already held, the aid program for elite student athletes at the UJI has gone from the initial 10,000 euros to 30,000 euros.
Research projects: «Penyagolosa Healthy Trail»: Participation in research projects in the field of physical activity. The Chair collaborates in the “Penyagolosa Trail Saludable” project.
Villarreal CF Radio: The official radio program of Villarreal CF continues to be produced entirely by UJI students through Vox UJI Ràdio (FM 107.8).
Grada UJI: The club allocates 100 tickets from the North Fund to the university center (except Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Valencia CF matches) so that it can sell them among its students at a price of only 10 euros and in the case of having a sports card from all areas, be an elite athlete or be a member of the university teams, at the price of just 5 euros. The money raised is used to reinforce the program of the Endavant Villarreal CF de l’Esport Chair.
Training and occupation: There is an internship agreement in different departments of the club. With the students of Communication Sciences, real exercises are proposed, integrated into the study plan of the degrees and rewarded with the opportunity to complete an internship at Villarreal CF.
The Chair will have its scope of action in Villarreal, the province of Castellón and the Valencian Community, and will be directed by the professor of the Department of Education of the UJI and director of the Sports Service, Carlos Hernando.
CEU-UNIVERSIDAD CARDENAL HERRERA: Aula Endavant
The main lines of work of the agreement with the CEU-Universidad Cardenal Herrera -signed in October 2015 and called Aula Endavant- are the following:
CPR training: The players of the first team, Villarreal B, Villarreal C and Juvenil A, as well as the players of the women’s first team and the soccer 8 coaches, receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation training given by CEU researchers.
Grada CEU: The club allocates 100 tickets from the North Fund to the university center (except Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Valencia CF matches) so that it can sell them to its students at a reduced price.
COLLABORATION AGREEMENT WITH IES MIRALCAMP
Villarreal CF and IES Miralcamp de Vila-real, as entities with common interests in the field of comprehensive education for people, especially adolescents, have a collaboration agreement that serves to establish joint lines of action to enhance the importance of an education based on the acceptance of individual differences and the valuation of these as a personal and social enrichment. Thus, the two entities have taken a further step in their relationship, collaborating in the comprehensive training of students. Many yellow youth squads have been studying at the IES Miralcamp in Vila-real for some time, taking advantage of the fact that it is located just a few meters from the Sports City.