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Santa Cruz to bring sport “to the people” 

Santa Cruz city council has presented its new project “BarrioSports”, an initiative to bring sports and outdoor fun to the five districts.

The Mayoress, Patricia Hernández said it responded to one of the main demands of residents regarding the lack of activities near their homes.
The first sessions took place in the district of Ofra last weekend with activities such as football and basketball but complemented by others such as frisbee, bouncy castles and traditional games like shuffleboard, spinning top and bowling.
“BarrioSports”, said Patricia Hernández, arises with the purpose of making sports and recreational activities accessible to all Santa Cruz families in their own streets, squares or sports facilities, that is, outdoors and near their homes.
For this, sports and leisure activities are planned, focused on all ages and going beyond the sports agenda that takes place throughout the year.
“This is only a first step, a declaration of intentions that, as you know, in the coming months and years will be supported by the recovery and tuning of our sports spaces and our parks,” said Patricia Hernández, who highlighted the need to develop “quality activities in quality spaces throughout Santa Cruz”.
Sports councillor , Elena Mateo said: “One of the objectives is that there are no excuses. We don’t want residents to stay at home.”
Monitors will be present to help people with sensory and physical disabilities or reduced mobility.