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Puerto prepares for basketball elite 

PAGE 38 PUERTO PREAPARES

Breaking down barriers in sport was the topic under the spotlight when two international basketball players hosted a special event in Puerto de la Cruz.

Elisa Aguilar is a former captain of the Spanish national team whilst Fernando Romay also played at international level with the men.

Nearly 100 young people from the Telesforo Bravo Institute and the Unión Baloncesto Puerto Cruz Club listened to their talk about their experiences and values.

The morning also saw the presentation of the Women’s Basketball World Cup to be held in Tenerife, between September 22nd and 30th, when Puerto de la Cruz will be the sub-site of the championship.

Sports councillor, Javier González said he hoped the event would help to “break down the barriers that still exist between female and male sports, educating in values and respect from the vision of two greats of basketball.”

This cycle of talks organised by the Spanish and Canarian Federations of Basketball and Puerto council is part of the “Women’s Basketball Universe” project.