ORIHUELA council will be holding the third edition of its ‘Fortius’ sports awards on Friday (November 29).
The Costa Blanca event is being held at the town’s Auditorium Foundation Caja Mediterráneo. The awards will recognise 13 winners in different categories and there will also be four special mentions to athletes, clubs, entities and other prominent personalities of local sport.
Councillor for Sports, Victor Bernabéu, together with the mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana will put the finishing touch to a gala that has been held for three consecutive years and whose aim is to give recognition to the best athletes and sports entities from Orihuela.
The Councillor for Sports has invited all comers to attend the sports gala that will begin at 8 pm.
List of winners Fortius 2019
– Athlete of the Year: Carmen Marco (athlete)
– Athlete with functional diversity: Carlos Sarrías (cyclist)
– Popular sportsman of the year: Esteban Ortuño (triathlete)
– Base athlete of the year: Aymen Smaili (athlete)
– Coach of the year: Joaquín J. Rocamora (handball)
– Team of the Year: Orihuela Football Club
– Sports club or association of the year: Orihuela Rugby Club
– Sports Event of the Year: Cities Race Against Pancreatic Cancer
– Educator outstanding for her support and promotion of sport: Rosa Cerezo
– Sports manager of the year: Francisco Sánchez (football)
– Entity highlighted by the support and promotion to the sport: Chiringuitos del Sol
– Sports communicator for the support and promotion of sport: Antonio Peñalver
– Fortius Bernardo Ruiz Award: Pedro González (taekwondista)
Special Mentions Fortius 2019:
– Radio Orihuela – Cadena Ser
– Athletics Club Tragamillas
– C.D. La Murada
– The Rutika