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Adeje pledges equality in sport 

 

Adeje has pledged its total commitment to equality in sport and says it will do everything to eradicate inequalities.

The promise was made by the local council to coincide with International Women’s Day and Adeje’s own ongoing sports campaign for fair play.

Sports councillor Adolfo Alonso Ferrera said sport promoted teamwork, equality and values of great importance, regardless of whether they were men or women. The aim was simply to maximise performance no matter whom the competitor.

In Adeje, some 1,306 people are currently enrolled in one sport or the other, including 494 in football, 62 with karate, 78 in judo and 213 in basketball. Other sports followed include yoga, volleyball, boxing, rhythmic gymnastics, physical fitness and aerobics.

Adeje has many women playing volleyball in particular and football where many of the coaches are women. A large group of women are also taking up boxing which has successfully eliminated all gender barriers.

The sports department says sport helps to improve the quality of life and encourages self confidence.