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‘My eleven gold’ or how to overcome crime with football

The Community of Madrid uses sport as a means for the reintegration of minors and young offenders who comply with judicial mea


The Community of Madrid uses sport as a means for the reintegration of minors and young offenders who comply with judicial measures. In Brea de Tajo a book has just been presented with the stories of 11 inmates who have passed through there over the last decade and tell first-hand their testimonies.

Testimony of 11 young people

The book is called ‘My Eleven de Oro’, and has been written by coach Antonio Fernandez Marchan. It is the story of eleven young people who have used football as ‘therapy’ to overcome the problems that led them to the Teresa de Calcutta Reintegration Center in this municipality. In total, the book tells dozens of stories related to their experiences and struggle to overcome.

The Minister of Justice and Interior of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, attended the presentation of this book.

“We know perfectly well that practicing sports is always the best school of values ​​and the greatest expression of self-improvement”, Lopez pointed out who has thanked Fernández Marchán for the “enormous social sensitivity” that he has displayed in “an essential work, since it gives visibility to the professional intervention that is carried out with minors and young offenders”.

The Community of Madrid uses sport as a basic piece for the reintegration into society of those who comply with judicial measures in the centers of the Regional Agency for the Reeducation and Reinsertion of Minor Offenders (ARRMI).

Nowadays, 1,625 young and minor offenders they are complying with judicial measures (278 in internment and the rest in the non-custodial sphere made up of open media measures and extrajudicial reparations) thanks to the attention of the Community of Madrid.

‘My golden eleven’ collects the testimony of eleven minors from the Teresa de Calcutta de Brea de Tajo rehabilitation center

A book that has also had the collaboration of well-known soccer players, such as Sergio Ramos or Dani Alves.