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New book commemorates 75 years of basketball in Tenerife 

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The history of basketball in Tenerife, from its introduction in the first half of the last century to the year 2016, has been captured in a new book.

It has been published by the Tenerife Federation to mark its 75th anniversary and a copy was recently pre-sented to the Mayor of Santa Cruz, José Manuel Bermúdez.

The Federation said it wanted to thank the city council for all its help and invaluable support over the years.

Sr. Bermudez stressed the role played by the federative body “for the promotion and development of basketball in Santa Cruz, as well as all the clubs that have made this sport one of the most ingrained in the city, both in the number of practitioners and in the joys that it has given the municipality for decades. “

Also attending the event were the councillor for sports, Veronica Meseguer, and the president of the Tenerife Island Basketball Federation, Rafael González.

The latter expressed his gratitude to the city council “because it has always been an institution known for its support and collaboration with basketball, undertaking innumerable projects and with a determined work of support and safeguard the quarry of this sport.”

Similarly, the representatives of the 12 basketball clubs based in the capital also received, as a thank you, a copy of this commemorative book. They are CD Real Club Náutico de Tenerife, Santa Cruz, CB Unelco, CB Central 2012 Tenerife, CB La Salle, CD Escuelas Pías Tenerife, Hispano Inglés, Dominicas Vistabella, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, CB Virgen del Mar, CD Pureza 2022 and CD Echeyde.

The work, produced by the agency ACAN and authored by the journalist Luis Padilla, consists of 278 pages and includes more than 400 photographs, as well as numerous graphics, classifi-cations, statistics and technical details.

Structured in new chapters, the book presents a broad chronological review of the historical evolution of this sport. At the same time, it includes a chapter in which the parti-cipation of clubs and schools to popularise basketball in all the municipalities of the island is emphasised.

The book is sold at a pri-ce of 19.95 euros, of which three euros are earmarked for the Association of Women with Breast Cancer of Tenerife (Amate).