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27.01.2010 11:54

Puyol meets children from local XICS centre


On Tuesday, six children from a local XICS centre met Carles Puyol and joined him in a photo shoot for the book that the Foundation is writing about these charitable organizations.

Jordi, Yassin, Margaritte, Víctor, Marua and Leila are aged between 6 and 10 and belong to the Barça Toons and Tigers of the XICS centre in Santa Coloma de Gramenet (Barcelona). On Tuesday they got the chance to meet one of their sporting heroes, Carles Puyol.

A Foundation project

2010-01-26_ENTRENO_04.JPGThe Barça captain spoke to the children before training on Tuesday and posed for photos for the photographer Kim Manresa. He then gave an interview to David Dusster, which will be included in a book to be published by the Foundation on Saint George’s Day (St George is the patron saint of Catalonia). Marta Segú, the director general of the foundation told us: “We’re working on a book to leave a legacy of the work we have done through the XICS centres around the world. It’s a way of transmitting the values of the Foundation”.

The daily work of the XICS centres

2010-01-26_ENTRENO_05.JPGThe book will describe the day to day work of the centres and includes the personal stories of some of the children who have benefited from their work. Players who have taken part in the activities of the XICS, such as Seydou Keita and Rafa Márquez, also tell their stories. The book is written and photographed by David Dusster and Kim Manresa, who have spent the last year visiting the centres around the world and talking to the children and their educators.
Puyol meets children from local XICS centre

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