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Santa Cruz backs Canarian wrestling 

Santa Cruz council wants to see a resurgence of the traditional sport of Canary wrestling or “lucha” throughout the municipality.

It has been ageeed to offer the Government of the Canary Islands the possibility of implementing a centre for the modernisation of this sport in the capital.

The initiative would be led by the Department of Sports and would occur in coordination with different areas of public administration and counting, in the same way, with the collaboration of different cultural, social and sports organisations in the city.

The agreement, signed unanimously by all political groups, also highlights that the Consistory “continue working, together with the different federations, in the creation of the Municipal School of Canarian Wrestling, which would be managed, directly, by the Club of Fight Cam-pitos”.

Councillor for sports, Verónica Meseguer, explained that the council, through the Municipal School of Native Sports, develops the programme ‘Knowing Our Sport’ which “promotes and disseminates the Canarian culture through knowledge and participation of schoolchildren in vernacular sports.”

Similarly, she explained that, in this school year, this initiative “has visited a total of 37 Primary and Secondary schools of the municipality, reaching more than 1,500 students.”