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Adeje brings year to a close with major sporting events 

PAGE 37 Adeje brings year to a  close with major sporting events

Three days of solidarity football to close the year 2018. This is what the different football clubs of Adeje and the local council have proposed for December 28, 29 and 30 at the Municipal Football Field.

A total of 204 soccer teams will participate, consisting of seven members of the Prebenjamín, Benjamín, Alevín, Niño, Cadet and juvenile categories of the Aguilas Atlético, Fañabé, Armepalmas, Atlético Chenet, Costa Adeje and the Adeje Municipal Soccer School. Almost 2,000 participants, since each squad is composed of between seven and ten participants who will compete for a cause of solidarity.

Each child who parti-cipates should contribute a kilo of non-perishable food that will be destined for the Food Bank. In addition, adults who also want to contribute and participate in the football marathon may collaborate with the donation of one euro that will go to the Spanish Association Against Cancer.

“It has been an initiative of the clubs themselves, their coaches and their managers, which has found support from the municipality, as our purpose and one of our main objectives is to encourage participation, coexistence and solidarity,” said sports councillor of Adeje, Adolfo Alonso, who added that “it is a transversal policy of the lines set by our mayor: to encourage sports, coex-istence and seek solidarity actions for just causes”. The initiative also collaborates with different companies such as Coca Cola, Chinea Distributions, Guai super-markets, Enjotas and Fuente Alta, as well as the Cabildo and the organising clubs.

But this is not all. The closing of 2018 and the entrance in 2019 will have a full sport activity in Adeje thanks to the celebration of other six major events during the months of November, December and January. The recently completed Costa Adeje Karate Championship, in which a dozen clubs participated with more than 100 registered athletes, is complemented by the upcoming celebration of the Iberostar Bike Experience 2018 Cycling Challenge; the first Bote Silva Futevolei Tournament, Swin Silvestre Costa Adeje Swim, the Herö Trail Adeje 2018 mountain race, the Rhythmic Gymnastics and Dance Christmas Gala or the VI Open Tennis Open Tour-nament, at the Puerto Colón Club, between December 9 and 16th.

The Cycling Club Fortín de Adeje is responsible for organising, for one more year, the Iberostar Tenerife Bike Experience 2018 Challenge, a cyclo-touring test that takes place on the highway and has a distance of 97 km. This will be on December 8th from the Iberostar Grand Hotel Anthelia of Costa Adeje, with ascent to the Teide National Park and finish in Costa Adeje.

“This cycling race is one of our sports banners along with such events as the Youth Soccer Tournament, the ACB match every summer or everything related to grassroots sport and training,” commented the councillor who praised the work of the Club Fortín de Adeje.

Also in December, on the 16th, Serfay Sports Club organises the first “Bocha Silva” tournament in Futevolei. This championship was born with the idea of being a benchmark of this sport at regional and national level and for this will have the presence of the best couples of futevolei in Spain, among which Juan López (No. 1 of Spain and international with the selection ), Carlos Mazza, Aitor Ancín, Facu Agüero, Sergi Tala, Dani Sáez and Nelo. In total, the organisers have the participation of about 20 couples to play the tournament in which the first three couples will receive trophies.

The futevolei is a sport born from the fusion between volleyball and football, which takes place on the beach, in sandy fields, always simu-lating the characteristics of a volleyball court. This modality is especially important in countries such as Brazil, Paraguay and Spain,