The Spanish Sports Association (ADESP), which is composed of the 66 spanish sports federations, and the University of San Ignacio de Loyola (USIL) recently signed a collaboration framework agreement. This agreement facilitates the organization of joint training activities and the implementation of specific programs – for example, a program dedicated to women and sports.
Through this agreement, both institutions will carry out training activities in all their areas of development and promote the participation of USIL students in the ADESP and other participating entities.
They will also launch ongoing training courses in which they intend to implement a seal of joint excellence and seminars aimed at managers, officers and athletes.
The agreement states that a definition of the use of USIL and ADESP’s facilities will be established via mutual agreement. The use of facilities will be defined in each specific case by means of a specific agreement and its respective annexes.
Raúl Diez Canseco, founding president of University of San Ignacio de Loyola, expressed his gratitude and admiration for the support for Spanish sports, and his hope that the agreement with ADESP would help Peru improve “in all disciplines.”
To the news agency EFE, Canseco said: “It's a happy moment because we're going to learn a lot from you, we admire Spain and its athletes, and hopefully in the not too distant future we will see a Peruvian medalist that is the fruit of this union with ADESP and remember this March 27.”
After announcing the founding of a school for sports coaches at USIL, Diez Canseco said he considers it essential to train Peruvian coaches in different disciplines and to promote physical education in schools. “Having the support of Spain in this aspect is of the utmost importance,” he said.
For his part, José Hidalgo, president of the ADESP, considered the signing of the agreement with a university that is a “leader in Latin America” to be “great news,” of which the ADESP wants to be a part.
“We may not realize it now, but the signing of this agreement will mark a before and after, especially in the training of sports technicians,” predicted Hidalgo.
Sports-related activites are fundamental as a tool for the transformation of social, educational, and cultural values. The signing of this agreement reflects the commitment of both institutions to promote the development of sports in Peru.