The Foundation publishes “Ser Williams”, written by Igor Porset, an Athletic Genuine player

The book tells the moving autobiographical story of a boy with an intellectual disability who wears the Athletic shirt

The Athletic Club Foundation has published a total of 7,000 copies of the book “Ser Williams” (Being Williams), the moving story of a boy with an intellectual disability who wears the red and white shirt. Last year the authors chosen by the Foundation were the footballers Óscar de Marcos and Ainhoa Tirapu, whose stories “Togo” and “Bizitza eskukadaka” were published. On this occasion the baton has been passed on to Igor Porset Domingo, a player from our Genuine team who was born with Williams Syndrome. In this way, the Foundation is able to give a voice to and help raise awareness about the reality of people with intellectual disabilities, demonstrating their worth and showing that, like Oscar and Ainhoa, Igor is also a great ambassador of the values of Athletic Club.

Request for books

The books, which are published in Basque and Spanish following the guidelines for Easy Reading texts, will be distributed to schools, to Athletic Club’s partner clubs, in the under-15 category, and to bookshops in Bilbao. Schools and training centres, bookshops and individuals can request copies by sending an e-mail to The Foundation will distribute “Ser Williams” free of charge. The final part of the book contains a QR code so that anyone who wants to collaborate with the Foundation’s social projects can do so easily and safely.

Similarly, anyone who would like to become a member of the Foundation by making an annual donation of €50 can do so easily HERE  These people, together with their Fundaziozale card, which will make them members of the Foundation’s Club Athletic, will enjoy a number of unique advantages, as well as a welcome pack with attractive gifts inside.