Canarian Coalition It marks as an “unavoidable objective” to recover both native sports and traditional games in the educational centers of the Island and the Archipelago. This was communicated by their candidates to preside over the local institutions to the representatives of the sector during a meeting held yesterday at the Hotel Escuela Santa Cruz. The national secretary general and candidate for the regional presidency, Fernando Clavijotogether with Rosa Dávila, head of the list in the Cabildo, and José Manuel Bermúdez, mayor of Santa Cruz, had a meeting with athletes and representatives of clubs and federations. came from canarian wrestlinggame of stick, canary ball, lateen sail, horse race, shepherd’s jump and cattle drag, among other modalities.
Clavijo, Dávila and Bermúdez agree on the need to recover the practice of autochthonous sports in educational centers. Rosa Dávila explains that “the Cabildo must promote them resolutely and establish a four-year plan to recover the Canarian struggle.” She values that “it has been one of the sports hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, they have almost had to go underground when other contact sports, such as boxing, have maintained their activity. More than a third of the grassroots practitioners of the previous term have been lost.” She states: «We have to recover the quarry and for that it is necessary to allocate sufficient resources and work intensely. In infrastructures and in support of the clubs.
The nationalist candidate for the presidency of Canary IslandsFernando Clavijo, points out that “it is essential that these sports and games are known and practiced throughout the Archipelago because they are part of the Canarian identity.” He adds that “indigenous disciplines are a vehicle to strengthen ethical values and foster a healthy and cohesive society.”
Clavijo figures at 1,300 schoolchildren who practiced any of these disciplines in the previous term, a “resoundingly successful” project that “was stopped by the current governments, both the Canary Islands and the island.” He acknowledges the brake on the pandemic “although while they stopped in other sports such as soccer The stadiums were full.
“We have lost a third of the grassroots practitioners of the previous term”
He emphasizes that “children do not know now what fighting, jumping from the grass or the Latin candle is and what is not known is not learned to love or attend to when this is a legacy to leave our children.”
Jose Manuel Bermudez, For his part, he indicates that “indigenous sports and games must be an important part of physical activity.” He emphasizes that “our intention is to recover and strengthen the municipal school in the capital.”
One of the main demands of the attendees was the need for public administrations to allocate more aid to sustain an activity that after the pandemic has been seriously damaged.
María Rodríguez, wrestler for CL Las Adelfas from Puerto de la Cruz, He asks the fans for help to come to his fights. From the institutions, he demands greater financial support.
cecil gonzalez He is the manager of the women’s CL Guamasa. He explains that “for two years we have not been able to compete or train. Fans and practitioners have been lost, although it seems that there is a trend towards improvement.
The Canary Islands Coalition candidates insisted that “it is necessary that our sports be known and practiced from the earliest ages. And for that it is necessary to disseminate them in educational centers. Our children and young people have to know them and feel proud.
“Our duty is to help all sports, but we must take into account the singularity of those who identify us as a people,” concludes Fernando Clavijo.