HUERCAL-OVERA Council and the local El Castillo football club have signed an agreement aimed at encouraging the municipality’s children and teenagers to take up not only soccer, but also five-aside football and basketball.
Under the agreement, which Huercal-Overa Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez and C.F. El Castillo president Teresa Navarro rubberstamped last week, the council is providing the club with a nearly £105,000 subsidy to help in areas including transport costs, grants for trainers and sports federation fees.
The agreement runs until the end of next July.
“We are aware of the benefits practicing sport gives children and teenagers”, commented municipal sports councillor Alejandro Campos, adding that the local authority was currently finalising the upcoming course’s offer of sports schools and workshops, and would be releasing details shortly.
The Mayor stressed the government team’s priority was to “organise, promote and encourage the necessary measures to develop the practice of sport among all ages, and especially among children and teenagers, as one of the main contributors to health and the promotion of positive coexistence.”
Fernandez also said that for the new course the council is applying “a new management model which guarantees the quality of sports activities, the scrupulous respect of monitors’ and trainers’ labour rights with a contract registered with Social Security, and carrying out all activities in optimum and safe conditions in regard to infrastructure and equipment.”