Villarreal continues its support for UJI athletes

18 / 10 / 2019

The club is supporting the initiative for the 7th year running with 30,000 euros shared between 42 students.

Villarreal CF's institutional relations manager, Tino Traver, was the man in charge of handing out the "Cátedra Villarreal CF del Deporte" scholarships to elite athletes from the Jaume I University (UJI) in Castellón in a ceremony which also relied on the presence of the Planning, Co-ordination and Communications vice-chancellor, Modesto Fabra; and the head of Sports Service, Carlos Hernando. This ceremony takes place during the UJI Fiesta del Deporte. 

Villarreal CF is currently carrying out its Endavant Formació initiative. The club has agreements with different establishments, as is the case with the UJI, the Cardenal Herrera University (CEU) and IES Miralcamp. The club wants to show through this its clear support for helping student athletes grow, through formation, investigation, diffusion of knowledge and innovation as much in a social environment as a sporting one. 

One of the main lines of work of the agreement with the UJI - started in December 2012 and was called "Endavant Catétdra Villarreal CF del Deporte" - is that of the grants for elite athletes. With seven years of scholarships already behind us, the programme for helping the UJI's elite sportspeople ha gone from €10,000 at the start to the current €30,000 bracket. On this occasion, Villarreal CF has shared €30,000 worth of grants between 42 elite UJI athletes, 27 women and 15 men, with an average economic endowment of 700 euros up to a maximum of 1,000 euros.

The sports scholars are from 13 different categories with athletics at the top with 17 male and female scholars, followed by handball and football. Other categories are aviation, judo, kayaking, swimming, kick-boxing, fishing, triathlon, rugby, taekwondo and hiking. With regards to studies, the athletes are registered in 17 different degrees, medicine being the most popular course studied by eight athletes, followed by the two specialities in Teaching and Criminology and Security studies, with six athletes each, Business studies with four and Nursing with three.

The Villarreal CF scholarships for Jaume I University athletes started in the 2012/13 academic year, so this is the seventh year:

  • 2012-2013: 10,000 euros
  • 2013-2014: 15,000 euros
  • 2014-2015: 20,000 euros
  • 2015-2016: 25,000 euros
  • 2016-2017: 30,000 euros
  • 2017-2018: 30,000 euros
  • 2018-2019: 30,000 euros

Since the 2012/13 academic year, a total of 242 grants have been given out to UJI students: 

  • 2012-2013: 19 athletes
  • 2013-2014: 26 athletes
  • 2014-2015: 41 athletes
  • 2015-2016: 32 athletes
  • 2016-2017: 32 athletes
  • 2017-2018: 50 athletes
  • 2018-2019: 42 athletes

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