Reference: Balon Mundial
The research was conducted among sports leaders (managers, coaches, captains) of football teams participating in the tournament. The research objective was to understand whether participation in Balon Mundial stimulates processes that give rise to real new sports leaders. The research was divided into two parts: the first was mainly desk research, in order to know the literature on the subject; the second part was conducted through a series of interviews of sports leaders of the teams that participated in the tournament in 2016.
Team leaders: football teams managers, coaches and captains.
The research allowed to deepen and measure one of the aspects of the impact of Balon Mundial on immigrant communities participating in the tournament. The need to gather players participating in the competition, the need to find a space where to train and, more in general, the need of organization required to participate in the competition, create the conditions for the emergence of new leaders or for the strengthening of the leadership of the existing ones.
The role of community leaders becomes important to the extent that they become a positive reference point for both the rest of the community and for those who may face difficult situations (for example, economic problems, unemployment).
"Giovanni Goria" Foundation.