Damm Padel Club opens the 2024 season at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
The Club has awarded scholarships to the players who will make up its squad this year
The Damm Padel Club has kicked off the new season with the traditional presentation of scholarships to the players who will form part of the Club's 2024 squad. The event, held at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, was preceded by a guided tour of the museum for the players, their families and the Club's technical team, during which they were able to see first-hand one of Spain's leading international collections of modern and contemporary art.
Ramón Agenjo, president of the Damm Padel Club and patron-director of the Damm Foundation, spoke to each member of the Club to remind them of its philosophy based on education, values, and teamwork. During the presentation of the scholarships, he also praised the work of the Club's coaching staff, who accompany the squad every day to help them grow both as sportsmen and women and as people.
Manu Pascual, the Club's sporting director, thanked the Damm Foundation for its support in this highly competitive educational project and offered the keys for the new season: "We are starting a new season full of enthusiasm, and I am sure that together we will achieve whatever you set out to do. Our commitment will always be to accompany you in this long-distance race, training you as a whole person and supporting you in your sporting development.
The event also served to bid farewell to Yraya Carnicero, Sofía Llamas, David Gala, Carlos del Pico, and Álvaro Roca de Togores, who have left the Club this season.
The scholarship ceremony was also attended by Ramón Morcillo, president of the Spanish Padle Federation, Jorge Gómez de la Vega, general manager of StarVie, and Guillermo Álvarez Aznar, technical director of the Francisco de Vitoria University Sports Centre.
In line with the commitment of the Damm Padel Club and the Damm Foundation to prioritise the education and sporting values of its players above the results on the courts, the scholarship award ceremony was held at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - one of the country's leading cultural institutions, with which the Damm Foundation has been collaborating since 2015, contributing to the exchange of experiences between the museum, the artistic community and society.
About Damm PC
The Damm Padel Club, based at the Sports Campus of the Francisco de Vitoria University (Madrid), is one of the projects promoted by the Damm Foundation, together with the Damm Football Club and the Damm Historical Archive.
Since its creation in 2012, the Damm Padel Club has become a benchmark in Spanish formative padel. The Club has one of the most important padel youth academies in Spain, made up of a team of players between 10 and 18 years old and directed by a technical team that prioritises effort, respect, fair play, sportsmanship, and companionship. Its commitment to prioritising the training of its players over results has led the Club to stand out on the national padel scene and become a benchmark in training padel in just a few years.
The grants awarded each season by Damm PC cover 100% of sports expenses and allow the squad to enjoy physical and technical training 4 days a week, as well as participating in competitions throughout Spain.