Sportsmen and women get cash aid to help with ambitions
Tenerife Cabildo is rewarding the merits of athletes in national and international championships.
Insular councillor for sports, Concepción Rivero said 55 athletes will receive a global grant of 79,178 euros.
The cash aid acknowledges the sporting merits achieved by athletes from Tenerife in absolute championships in Spain, Europe and the World during 2018.
Concepción Rivero said the athletes selected have been able to prove the merits they have obtained, either as high-level athletes, scholarships by the Association of Olympic Sports or following their participation in the aforementioned championships in Spain, Europe or the World. Their sports include swimming, athletics, weightlifting, heptathlon, beach volleyball, fighting and sailing.
Insular director of sports, Laura Castro, adds that “with these grants, the Cabildo recognises the sports merits of federated athletes competing in individual sport modalities, including those in which the practice of the sport is done individually or in pairs, like padel tennis and beach volleyball, for example. And there is also a recognition of the sports merits of federated athletes, both in individual and collective sports modalities, who participate in the Olympic and / or Paralympic Games.”
The requirements to apply for these grants are to have been born in Tenerife or to prove to be registered in a municipality of Tenerife at the time of the call and at least three years in advance of the year of said call; be in possession of a valid federal licence and be 12 years of age in the year of the application.