Futbol Club Andorra and the Centre d’Estudis en Esports i Activitat Física (Centre for Studies in Sports and Physical Activity) of Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya (UVic-UCC) have signed a collaboration agreement until June 2024 that will allow both entities to work together to carry out studies related to sports performance, athletes' health and recovery methods in football.
This initiative seeks to answer day-to-day questions and thus be able to improve the training methods and recovery strategies used. This collaboration is based on the shared belief that research must bring advances in the health and well-being of players, key elements to achieve optimal performance.
Dr. Jordi Vicens, member of the CEEAF and the Sport, Exercise and Human Movement (SEaHM) research group, as well as professor of the degree in Physical Activity Sciences, has led and established the initial bases on the agreement together with doctors Javier Peña and Albert Altarriba, colleagues of the department and the research group. All of them will work side by side with the Performance Department of the tricolour club led by the physical trainer Aitor Yeto, in a commitment led by the CEO Jaume Nogués and the team manager David Férriz in order to promote scientific research applied to sports practice.
The collaboration agreement is an opportunity for both UVic-UCC and FC Andorra to join forces and work together to improve sports performance and athletes' health. Likewise, this agreement will contribute to the training of future professionals in this field.