At the Congress of the European Federation of Vovinam Vietvodao (EVVF), held last June in Paris (France), the important decision was made to hold the next European Championship of the aforementioned discipline in the municipality of Santiago del Teide. Thus, the “Pancracio Socas García” Sports Complex will host the development of this important international event on July 1 and 2, 2023.
In the decision of the EVVF it has been quite important that in May 2018, the indicated sports facility was the venue for the annual European seminar of this Vietnamese martial art. Since all expectations were met at that time, Vovinam’s highest European body has opted for the candidacy of the municipality of Santiago del Teide to host this European event.
In this way, approximately 300 athletes between the ages of 10 and 18, who will represent ten European countries, will meet in the indicated location, which will also host the annual European seminar and the grade examination session for professors and teachers, during June 29 and 30, as a prelude to the aforementioned Championship.
Likewise, the occasion will be used for the celebration of the annual ordinary congress of the EVVF, which will mean, for all purposes, that Santiago del Teide during those days will become the European capital of Vovinam.
On the occasion of all this, recently, the mayor Emilio Navarro, held a meeting with the Technical Director of Europe, the Italian teacher Vittorio Cera (6th dang), to whom he was able to convey his satisfaction with the choice of the location for the development of these important events. The aforementioned meeting was attended by Pedro González and Juan Celestino Miranda, president and secretary, respectively, of the Vovinam Vietvodao Spain Association, together with the Councilor for Sports, Juan Carlos González.
For the Mayor, “it is a source of enormous satisfaction that Santiago del Teide has adequate facilities to host international events of such importance”, which was endorsed by the aforementioned European Technical Director, because after the meeting at the mayor’s office, proceeded to make an inspection visit to the “Pancracio Socas García” Sports Complex, which met the expectations placed on it and, of course, will wear its best clothes to host the European event.