PLAY has kicked-off on Adra’s very first rugby pitch.
Adra club C.D. Marrajos and the ‘Old Dogs’ from El Ejido had the honours of playing the inaugural match.
Playing as number 14 for the local side was none other than Adra Mayor Manuel Cortes.
The council said the creation of the new rugby ground was made possible thanks to private owners, C.D. Marrajos and the backing of the local administration.
The council underlined its commitment to supporting the practice of sport in general in the municipality, and particularly to rugby, a sport becoming increasingly popular on the Costa Almeria, due to the values it represents.
The local authority explained that the Rugby Gradual Marrajos school was set up with the aim of stimulating interest among children from Adra and the surrounding area in rugby as an alternative to the region’s traditional sports. The school puts the emphasis firmly on the overall development of a child rather than sporting results, the council stressed, providing an opportunity for learning values, rules of behaviour and healthy habits, as well as physical skills and abilities.
The new pitch is a location for young rugby players to train and develop “in optimum conditions”, the council said.