16 January, 2018

Commencing collaboration with the Araski project

The Governing board agrees to give an FEP grant to the sports and social project ARASKI for the 2017/2018 season.

More than just a women’s league
If the 2015/2016 season was a milestone for ARASKI due to its promotion to the top Spanish league of women’s basketball, 2016/2017 will go down in the annals of history for Álava, and even national women’s basketball.
An approach to sport which identifies us as a society. Unprecedented social and media repercussion within our local environment. And all this for a sport played by women, women who against all odds have broken down walls, ceilings… and who have become a role model for younger women.
The aim is to lay firm foundations for a long-term project and for this collective success not to be a “one-season wonder”, to cover the overwhelming demand for child enrolments, to preserve the key position and to reinforce the logistical and management structure.

ARASKI AES is an Association formed by women which:
• Develops and organizes different promotional and training activities to encourage participation in women’s basketball.
• Manages in an integral way (in terms of sport, logistics and finance) the member clubs and their resources.
• Collaborates in the terms and conditions agreed on in each case with other clubs/schools/Basque language schools in an aim to implement a common basketball development project, always within the guidelines of the appropriate institutions.
The aim is to respond to the need to create a pyramid, stable and sustainable structure for women’s high-performance basketball in Álava. This is promoted by the Álava Basketball Federation and is supported by the Álava Provincial Council and has the invaluable backing of the UPV-EHU (University of the Basque Country) Alava.

Why support Araski?
Because of the lack of projects whose EXCLUSIVE priority is women’s sports and furthermore the fact that it is led and managed by women. (With invaluable input from men). Because it puts into practise real equality in sport and as a result in society:
• Seeking recognition for sportswomen.
• Fighting against women abandoning sport.
• Generating opportunities for long-term participation in sports at different levels.
• Training sportswomen and creating approaches to support them.
For all the aforementioned reasons this governing board unanimously approves the collaboration with the Araski project for the 2017/2018 season.

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