The Institut Català del Peu has started within the program of social aids, a collaboration with Disport F.C. through financial contributions with the aim of favoring some needs of this entity.
Disport Football Club is a sporting association made by young people, boys and girls from different ages, with psychic and physical disability, who play football – 7 and indoor soccer in official and friendly competitive games, state, regional and home teams competitive games in absolute category and children’s category.
The sportsmen from Disport F.C. are young people who have a disability as a result of cranioencephalic traumatisms, of tumors, aneurysms or cerebral palsy which most of them are or have been linked to the Traumatology Department of Vall d’ Hebró Hospital, hospital center from the Institut Català de la Salut, which promote to practice sport as a fundamental element of the recovery treatment and the improvement of the autonomy, of personal living conditions and the maximum social integration. This is to say, the players from these teams are the main enthusiasts of this idea and also active collaborators of all activities.
They want to spread while playing sport, the practice of sport suitable to a disability and they want to offer to handicapped children and young people, the chance to play soccer with Disport F.C. and to find a kind of collective sporting activity.
The sportsmen from Disport F.C. are members from families from different parts of Catalonia. They are children from working class parents from the province of Barcelona, to be precise, from Baix Llobregat, a place particularly affected by the economic crisis (Monistrol de Llobregat, Sant Andreu de la Barca, Molins de Rei, Pallejà, Cornellà de Llobregat and Gavà). Likewise, there are players who commute from the Barcelonès area, like for example, Esplugas de Llobregat, Prat de Llobregat, Badalona and Barcelona city, although some of them come from Cardedeu or Vilassar de Mar.
The ethnic group of the players is very varied, both in culture and religion, because there are emigrant players (like Maghrebi, Bolivian, Argentinian, etc.), but all of them have one idea in common: “playing soccer is neither playing sport for having fun nor a medical therapy. It is social integration, going out from home in order to play with a group of people who have the same problems and, in any case, work-related integration.