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Granadilla backs sports with highest budget 

PAGE 38 GRANADILLA BACKS

Granadilla de Abona has allocated to sports one of the largest budgets by a municipality for this purpose on the island of Tenerife.

More than 1.5 million euros is the forecast for this year which includes the increase of subsidies, maintenance works and improvements in football fields in general and support for grassroots sports.

First deputy mayor, Marcos González said it is a “clear commitment” to those who practise any sports discipline, of which they are around 30, and the general sport of the municipality. The budget line this year exceeds that of 2017 by almost 160,000 euros, highlighting the increase in subsidies for competitive competition, which went from 80,000 last year to 100,000 euros in 2018.

Sports councillor Sara Cano says the money will be invested in the maintenance of sports facilities in general and 140,000 euros on the improve-ment of the El Médano football field.

With regard to soccer teams, a total of 188,000 euros have been budgeted for Aguabuey, Galácticos Hermano Pedro, Unión Deportiva Médano, Charco del Pino, Raqui San Isidro, and Akeki Unión Deportiva Granadilla. Other sports being backed are basketball and Canarian wrest-ling, rhythmic gymnastics, badminton, martial arts in general, among many other modalities.