EADA Business School and the Federació Catalana de Natació jointly support high-performance sports
The collaboration agreement aims to assist high-performance athletes in their transition to a professional life through education
On July 25th, the Federació Catalana de Natació (Catalan Swimming Federation) and EADA Business School signed a collaboration agreement with the objective of promoting the professional development of outstanding athletes. The President of the Catalan Swimming Federation, Ramon Bosch, and the Dean of EADA Business School, Jordi Díaz, formalised the alliance.
Under this agreement, EADA Business School commits to award four partial annual scholarships to athletes who have participated in the Olympic Games, providing them with a unique opportunity to continue their academic education. Additionally, to further support high-performance athletic talent, EADA Business School will also grant up to 10 partial annual scholarships to athletes who are still active or have recently transitioned to a post-sports career. To be eligible, athletes must have received the recognition of "Esportistes Alt Nivell Català" in the last two years.
In addition to financial support for athletes, both the Catalan Swimming Federation and EADA Business School pledge to collaborate closely in the preparation of reports and studies of common interest, seeking to strengthen the ties between the business and sports worlds.
It is worth noting that EADA Business School already has a solid track record in supporting athletes during their transition to a new professional stage. Distinguished figures such as Gemma Mengual, one of the most decorated swimmers in history, and Dani López Pinedo, former goalkeeper of the water polo national team with numerous achievements in world and European championships, have found in EADA a platform to enhance their managerial skills and professional competencies.
The signing of this collaboration agreement represents a significant step in recognizing and supporting athletes, as well as an opportunity for the convergence of two important fields: sports and business.