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Success in adapted stick-fighting for centre users 

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The old Canary art of stick-fighting or “garrote” has been helping users of the San Miguel de Abona Occupational Centre (Amisur).

They have been enjoying an adapted form of the sport, so much so that they the centre recently won the first prize in a local tournament.

José Luis Donate won the individual award in the same competition.

The third Championship of Adapted Garrote was held in the sports pavilion Ríos Tejera in La Laguna.

The Mayor of San Miguel and the councillor for sport, Arturo González and Víctor Chinea, accompanied by other members of the council, congratulated the users, teachers and management team for this achievement and encouraged them to continue.

Practising Canary stick-fighting not only helps to keep the sport alive but for users of such a centre, encourages mobility and arm movement, as well as bringing the benefits of social participation and team-work.