Last week was a very busy week at the Club Balonmano Granollers facilities thanks to the visit of the Dual Careers expert from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Stephan Hakkers, also partner of the project “Handball 4 Dual Careers”. Stephan Hakkers interviewed some different personalities from the club in order to know much better their opinions about combining sports and educational careers and work but also, to catch impressions about the characteristics the new athlete supporting service should have to be successfully implemented in the future. Not only talents, coaches, board of director’s members and parents from the club participated but also some representatives from educational centers and representatives of some club’s sponsors could add the point of view of the external actors from the club that also influence talents during their sportive career.
The tip point of the week was at the first awareness session about dual careers organized by the same Club Balonmano Granollers, where the project “Handball 4 Dual Careers”’s objectives and expected results were much more detailed. Also, it had the collaboration of Albert Busquets, general manager of Club Natació Banyoles and coordinator of the Erasmus+ project "Innovative Clubs for Dual Careers", who explained the ICDC project and its first results that could gather during its first year of work. As a closure, Stephan Hakkers from AUAS, made a quick introduction of the matter of the dual careers giving key points of its importance for talents and present a few success cases that can serve as inspiration for future talents. The session was attended by the members of the first teams of the Club Balonmano Granollers along with other personalities from the club.