Major soccer tournament brings teams from mainland
The V National Cup Villa of Los Realejos of Ben-jamín football tournament will be held on April 26th, 27th and 28th at the Estadio Ivan Ramallo.
For the first time, there will be a total of 25 teams, among them the Soccer Club quarries Barcelona (returning from last year), Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla Club de Fútbol and Real Betis Balompié. There will also be five teams from Los Realejos (UD Realejos, UD Cruz Santa , UD Palo Blanco, CD Trigales and UD Longuera Toscal), along with 15 other teams from the islands.
The soccer event was presented in the Plenary Hall of Los Realejos City Hall, in the presence of deputy mayor, Adolfo González, the tourna-ment’s technical director, Juan Carlos Gutiérrez, and the godfather of this edition, the former player, among others, of Fútbol Club Barcelona, ??Valencia Club de Fútbol and Deportivo Alavés and inter-national with the Spanish National Team on several occasions, Gerard López. The event was also attended by the councillors of sports and tourism, Benito Dévora and Carolina Toste, respectively.
Gerard López praised the organisers, saying: “This type of sporting event is an opportunity for life experiences for more than 300 children throughout Spain, many of them from the Canary Islands, many of them from the municipality of Los Realejos, those who will never forget.”
Adolfo González highlighted “the marked social character that this initiative once again brings, since admission throughout the tournament is free, but a symbolic donation or solidarity contribution will be required to be allocated to the Association Blue Vision for awareness of autistic spectrum disorder.”
The turf surface of the Iván Ramallo Stadium will be divided into two playing fields where the matches of 25 minutes each will be combined, starting the dispute of the group matches (from 3pm on Friday, April 26th to 8.30pm., in which all the clubs will coincide, including those arriving from the peninsula, for the reception and official opening of the tournament).
Saturday, April 27th will see play from 9am to 8pm approximately. The semifinals and the grand finale are reserved for the 28th at noon, competing for two 20-minute periods. Once held, around 1pm, the awards and acknowledgments to the participants will take place.
The goal of the tournament is to promote fair play. When dealing with young children it is intended that everyone has a positive attitude, respecting the children of the other teams, respecting the decisions of the children.