Vélez-Málaga increases its offer of sports facilities. The new multi-purpose sports pavilion opens with a wide range of activities and with capacity for about 3,000 monthly users. As of September 16, classes begin in the new space, equipped with 410 square meters, which can be divided into three rooms and which has meant a total investment, between structure and equipment, of about 400,000 euros, financed by the Town hall.
The Councilor for Sports, J. Hipólito Gómez (PSOE), accompanied by Antonio Pérez Doncel, sports monitor, visited on Wednesday the facilities in the sports complex of the indoor pool of Vélez-Málaga and presented the different activities available that will be operational from next week and they will be taught in the new halls of the pavilion «at very affordable prices and for all audiences and tastes».
The mayor of Sports said that «the municipal sports offer is expanded and complemented with this multi-purpose covered pavilion that has spaces and elements adapted to the demands of users and that has allowed considerably increase the number of places in some of the activities that are They performed before and had a waiting list ». However, "we are still working on the planning of other new activities to be incorporated and which will start from October," Gomez added.
Antonio Pérez, sports monitor, explained some of the new activities that will be carried out in space such as Pilates, functional training, aerostep and toning specific for the elderly, "among others very demanded years ago by users." Registered neighbors may also use the sports machines enabled in these new facilities such as exercise bikes, elliptical bikes, ropes and rowing equipment, among others.
These new sports facilities are some of the improvements that the government team has promoted in recent years and have also led to the number of registered in the municipal sports service has increased from 5,600 in 2015 to about 20,000 today , and that the 3,500 federated athletes have been exceeded; "So Vélez-Málaga has become a benchmark in municipal sports management and work continues to consolidate Vélez-Málaga as 'City of Sport'", they have explained from the Consistory in a statement.
Municipal Sports Games
On the other hand, once the summer season is over, Vélez-Málaga opens on September 18 the deadline to enroll in a new edition of the consolidated 'Municipal Sports Games', which offer a total of 1,680 places for children under 25 centers school children of the municipality, being the different activities and free sports games during this month of September. The Councilor for Sports, J. Hipólito Gómez, reported all the details of this edition that takes place between schools and the Fernando Ruiz Hierro municipal sports center. The sports modalities that will be practiced will be football, basketball, handball, inclusive sport, cross, etc., in addition to popular games and
Gomez said that it is the program of activities ?most prominent in our sports campaign, aimed at schoolchildren in the municipality, in order to promote physical activity at an early age and the acquisition of healthy habits and positive values, thus promoting development integral of our young people and consolidating a sports and educational project very demanded by families ». This initiative also aims to "contribute to meet the minimum requirements set by the World Health Organization for 60 minutes of sports a day for children," added the mayor. The places this year are divided into the pre-sport categories, with 180 vacancies; first cycle, with 305 seats; second cycl
Antonio Pérez, as a sports monitor, explained that «with these activities children have fun, make friends, learn the concepts of sportsmanship, companionship, fair play, while doing physical exercise; something very important is the promotion of sports practice aimed at the little ones, in addition it is also intended to encourage positive competition ».
Pérez also highlighted the increase in girls enrolled last season and "we want to continue working so that this year the number is even greater and increases until the data on boys and girls participating in the Municipal Sports Games is equalized." Registration has an annual price of 35 euros per student and includes the use of sports facilities and equipment, as well as a kit per participant. Those interested can register as of September 18 at the Sports House of Vélez-Málaga, in the indoor swimming pools of Vélez-Málaga and Torre del Mar and on the sports courts of the promenade.