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Athletes have achievements recognised in Los Realejos 

Eighteen clubs and eleven athletes endorsed for their competitive merits have received 80,000 euros from Los Realejos council for the new season.

These municipal grants are in addition to nominative grants amounting to 155,000 euros granted at the beginning of 2018.

The Mayor of Los Realejos, Manuel Domínguez said: “This makes a total of 235,000 euros of direct support for the work of those who practise sports and who fly the flag of Los Realejos.”

Sports councillor Benito Dévora said: “The line of competitive competition grants, to which clubs and at the same time individual athletes have been presented, has valued, among other aspects, the merits obtained in their careers, in competition and in year goals, trying to partially defray the costs generated by their own activity.”

The Mayor said the support for sport was fundamental and the council recognised that in many cases, this meant great sacrifice and many hours of dedication.

Benito Dévora said the financial support of Los Realejos council to practise sports in the municipality is not limited to these subsidies, but also to cover other expenses such as material endowment, maintenance of facilities, promotion and publicity of activities and municipal employees and other people who collaborate with the different sports entities of the municipality, as well as the improvement works of facilities that are progressively being executed, such as the expansion of the Basilio Labrador Sports Complex and the roof of the Las Llanadas sports centre among others.

Los Realejos has sports clubs for soccer, indoor football, basketball, handball, volleyball, athletics, chess or karate, among other modalities, and also has an extensive catalogue that has around 20 schools based in the town.