We are delighted to announce that Montevideo City Torque has joined the KCS members’ network. Here, in their own words (translated), they explain why they have joined the network:
Montevideo City Torque, one of the youngest clubs in Uruguay and the one chosen by City Football Group for its landing in Uruguay, takes an important step in the safeguarding of children and youth in football in the country.
The club, whose commitment to the city and community of Montevideo is part of its essence, has been working to ensure that the entire institution, the Academy and the Foundation are healthy environments for children and youth with a vision of holistic training for all its players. Today, by joining the Keeping Children Safe network, they reaffirm their commitment to child safeguarding in the entire club and commit to continue strengthening their violence prevention and response systems in line with the highest standards: the International Child Safeguarding Standards.
Montevideo City Torque, which is one of the eleven teams of the international City Group, including Manchester City, becomes the first professional football team in Uruguay to join the Keeping Children Safe network. With the support of Keeping Children Safe, they courageously share the responsibility of working to promote violence-free spaces in football, working together with the children, families and fans of the club as well as with partner organisations at national and international level.
Javier Nóblega, Business Director of Montevideo City Torque:
“We are very happy to join Keeping Children Safe. We hope to continue to improve in all aspects of the holistic education of children and young people and to continue to create a safe environment for that. All our efforts are aimed at protecting children and youth.”
Valentina Mirabolano, representative of Keeping Children Safe in Uruguay:
“We congratulate Montevideo City Torque on their initiative and are we delighted that they have joined the KCS network. We hope that Montevideo City Torque’s leadership will inspire others in clubs in Uruguay and the world.”