David Alegre and Rubén Vergés are the two CAR athletes with scholarships from the Johan Cruyff Institute to attend this year’s Master in Sports Management
The Johan Cruyff Institute, in its commitment to the professionalization of sport, has agreements with partner entities that concern themselves with training their own staff or athletes through granting scholarships. This is the case of the CAR (High Performance Centre) in Sant Cugat, which has chosen David Alegre and Rubén Vergés to attend the Master in Sports Management. Mariël Koerhuis, manager of Johan Cruyff Institute, and Carles Combarros, director of CAR, have formalized today the cooperation agreement.
David Alegre is a professional grass hockey player. He has been a member of the RC de Polo Barcelona team since 2011, and with the Spanish national team he has fulfilled his Olympic dream on three occasions: Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 (silver medal) and London 2012. He’s 30 years old, has a degree in journalism and has done a Master in Business Management and Marketing. He currently works for Mediapro, one of the most important companies in the sports sector.
Rubén Vergés is a professional snowboarder, specializing in the halfpipe. He is 28 years old and his first Olympic experience was at Vancouver 2010. He won the gold medal at the Universiade Trentino 2013. Rubén participates in the family business Cercle d’Aventura, which is dedicated to guided adventure activities. He is also in charge of the sailing school at the CN Cabrera de Mar beach club.