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La Laguna to create Municipal School of Adapted Sport 

The Adapted Multideportes Campus organised in La Laguna will be “the first of these characteristics to be carried out in the Canaries.”

This was stated at the press conference presentation by Mayor José Alberto Díaz, who also announced the creation for 2018 of the Municipal School of Adapted Sport.

The campus will take place between July 10th and 28th in the La Cuesta Sports Complex, under the organisation of the City of La Laguna through its Depart-ment of Social Welfare and Quality of Life, with the collaboration of Sports. Registration opened last Thursday and will close on July 5th.

The activity is aimed at children and young people with sensory, physical and intellectual disabilities. The mayor informed that it is free and that the procedure to sign up must be made from 9 am to 1 pm at the premises of the Autonomous Sports Organisation (OAD).

The campus will offer swimming, prediction, psychomotricity, adapted sports, alternative and autocht-honous, as well as popular games.

Accompanying Jose Alberto Diaz in the press conference were the counc-illor for sports, Agustín Hernández; and the councillor for Social Welfare and Quality of Life, Flora Marrero.

Fora Marrero explained in her speech that “in April 2016 we approved in this City Council the first Disability Plan and in its section of leisure and sport was contemplated the celebration of this campus that we present today. To start it we have the collaboration of the Sports area “.

“Adapted sport is a right,” added the councillor, who “cannot deny people with disabilities the ability to feel emotions through sport.”

Agustín Hernández pledged the determination to “continue working for adapted sport”.

The mayor said that “in my government programme, we spoke about wanting La Laguna to be an inclusive municipality. Those were words, but what we present today are already facts. “

“We want any citizen to enjoy the benefits of La Laguna. We have always been involved in sport, but it is clear that residents are demanding more and we must live up to it, “said Díaz, who also sent a message of appreciation” to the professionals who will be in charge of the campus, which is a challenge”.

“Let’s continue on this path. This activity that we present today is a new example of the work together of different areas of the City Council, “he added.

Regarding the 2014 implementation of the Municipal School of Adapted Sport, he stated that “with the campus we present, we are laying the foundations of it. Our munici-pality has a high level of awareness in these matters and we are proud of it.”

This campus is a project focused on people with disabilities between the ages of six and 21 years. The objective of the campus is to present different sports modalities adapted to their abilities, in order to generate a future interest in them