Capital continues to roll out its sports for all programme
The city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, through the sports department, celebrated the fifth installment of the BarrioSports pro-gramme, which on this occasion took its activi-ties related to physical exercise to María Jimé-nez.
The Mayor of the city, Patricia Hernández, said it was the first time the initiative had arrived in the Anaga district.
“It is a very interesting and fun day that allows us to enjoy different sports modalities but also to know our traditional games, even some already forgotten for the little ones, ” she said. “Without a doubt, a day to do sports and community, it is what we wanted and it is what we are getting.”
Sports councillor, Elena Mateo, also attended accompanied by the councillor of the Anaga district, Florentino Guzmán-Plasencia, and celebrated the success of this new monthly programme which brings sport direct to the people so they don’t have to travel into the centre of Santa Cruz.
With a massive assistance in María Jiménez, par-ticipants were able to enjoy the activities carried out in the environment of the CEIP Rafael Gaviño del Bosque, which was the scenario chosen to promote healthy habits and outdoor sports among families in the closest possible environment to their residence.
The facilities of the CEIP Rafael Gaviño del Bosque welcomed residents of all ages. In fact, several generations came together to practice recreational activities and sports such as football, basketball, skating, hockey, frisbee or badminton, among others.
The smallest of the house had exclusive activities such as inflatable castles, a circuit of cars and electric tricycles or a climbing wall. Other traditional games such as the spinning top and Canary stick fighting, as well as board games, among which chess, parcheesi or dominoes stand out, were also of great interest.
As with previous calls made in other districts of the capital, BarrioSports had specialised monitors that allowed the participation of all people with functional diversity or reduced mobility so that this initiative promoted inclusive sport.