Created in Barcelona in 2013, the Eric Abidal Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, with a social and humanitarian mission. It is an expression of the values of effort, perseverance and team spirit dear to the footballer. Through this Foundation, he intends to share them and put them to work in 3 fields: health, sport, and protection of children and young people. The Foundation supports initiatives and projects harnessing sport as a means of integration or healing, working for the protection of young people and improving living conditions as a means of combating exclusion. Another message that Eric Abidal wants to get across is never giving up and seeing every day as a new start.

The partnership was announced on 22 April at the In Gracia centre in the heart of Barcelona, in the presence of the footballer and his wife Hayet Abidal, Director of the Foundation.

To find out more about the Foundation, or better still to support it: www.ericabidalfoundation.org