Wednesday 15 July 2020. The future is now. The future is with Effe. The future of INVICTUS Academy it is inextricably linked to that of Fortitudo Basketball. Not from today, nor since yesterday, when the official press release that sanctioned the youth sector and minibasket was released Property for the Biancoblù Club, through Effe Academy. And through an icon destined to enter history, the one depicting Gary Schull, the greatest hero. The Baron, forever.
The future has its roots in the past. A past that, as always happens, it is never by chance, but it goes to trace a writing a very precise drawing. I like to mention the past three days, one after the other, as if it were a film set in the Fantini Club of Cervia, where the second week of is taking place INVICTUS Camp 2020, number six in this summer's total. Monday, not by chance, come to visit us Veronique e Sophie Blasi. A past that is already becoming a future and that will be linked again to that of Fortitudo, promised. Tuesday, the formalization of the future biancoblù, through Effe Academy.
today, Wednesday, we want to consider it a new first day also for INVICTUS Academy, that instead of carrying out a corporate merger, will continue to live. No longer alone, but flanked by Fortitudo Basketball, as had happened since the beginning of last January, taking up a speech born at the sea, a stone's throw from Cervia, summer 2019. It's the people who matter, and thanks to people, we are witnessing this further step forward, to the future.
There has been ok from the beginning by Zoran Savic, in front of the proposal sent to me by Christian Pavani to return to join forces, exactly as it had in the past. Fortitudo, my choice, read the slogan that I had coined for the season ticket campaign of the last season of the "my" Fortitudo, that 2009/2010 which led to the victory of the Italian Cup in the Serie A Dilettanti e, mostly, to conquer the promotion in Legadue, which would have meant an immediate return to the top.
The sudden interruption of that dream, in the middle of summer 2010, he had left something unfinished. The victory won in Forlì would not have had a sequel, Unfortunately. After 14 incredible years, it had not been easy to no longer have a new season to live, to tell, to write. It had taken deep friendship of Zoran Savic, to get me going again. From Barcelona, to follow him on his new adventure, the one of INVICTUS Sports Group, his sports management agency, taking care once more of Communication.
Five seasons lived by telling and writing, this time in English, every single game played by the players and coaches represented by the agency all over the world, from Europe to the United States, dall'Euroleague all'NBA. And the will to do something more, something new, something dedicated to the young and very young, always in basketball. So at the beginning of 2015 she's born INVICTUS BOLOGNA A.S.D., that had already lived in the mind for two years, by launching graduate school INVICTUS Camp every subsequent summer, until the sixth edition, who lives in Cervia. And in the summer of 2018 was born at the PalaDozza INVICTUS Academy, starting the competitive activity of the Youth Sector and the Minibasket, which led the first year to conquer the FIP Under Championship 15 Silver with the guys from the 2004 e 2005, and second in first place in the group of the FIP Under Championship 13 with the guys from 2007, before the block of the season.
The recovery took place in the last week of May and the first week of June, with individual outdoor training and therefore with the sixth edition of INVICTUS Camp, six weeks between Bologna and Cervia. Bringing forward, meantime, the birth of a project so new that it has its roots firmly rooted in the past. Here is the return in Fortitudo Basketball, ten years later. A personal return, as Head of the Youth Sector and Minibasket, giving birth to Effe Academy. And a precise and shared choice, that of not carrying out the corporate merger, but a tiling. INVICTUS BOLOGNA A.S.D. will continue to be active, acting as an additional basin to the Effe.
The union will be both technical and organizational, sharing will be profound, the project will be unique. E, mostly, will give the boys and children they chose to bind to two years ago INVICTUS BOLOGNA A.S.D. an opportunity to reach the maximum level, seeing that every sacrifice paid off. In the next days, we will reveal gradually at "our families" all that will be.