The 32nd edition of the Provincial Sports Games, organised by the Diputación de Almería, are already underway. The traditional educational leagues kicked off last weekend with basketball, indoor football, volleyball and multisport. In addition, other contents belonging to the Provincial Circuits of Basic Performance were developed in chess, swimming and track and field athletics in the municipalities of Laujar, Huércal – Overa and Almería capital.
More than 3,000 children from different municipalities distributed in 200 teams will participate in a new edition that will have two phases: the first one takes place between January and April, and the second one during the months of May and June, coinciding with the school season. The competitions, which cover almost all the main sports, are aimed at participants ranging from infants (primary school) to high school students, belonging to sports initiation projects of schools, clubs and municipal sports schools of the municipalities of the province of Almería.
The Sports Deputy, José Antonio García, wanted to thank all the people and institutions involved for their collaboration in the largest and most important sports project aimed at children in the province: “both the officials in the area and the town councils and entities such as Cajamar provide us with invaluable help that translates into more sport and leisure for the youngest children. Collaboration in this type of project is key to achieving good results”.
The provincial deputy added that “when we talk about sport, we are also talking about health. It is a responsibility that we have to assume from the Provincial Council, to instil in our young people the values and importance of sport as a good method of healthy living. In addition, many people will learn first-hand about the natural and sporting resources that we have in the province and that have made us a great reference point for sport at a national level”.
In this sense, the president acknowledged the work of the Community Social Services Centres of the Provincial Council, the town councils and the “excellent institutional collaboration” that makes these projects a reality. He then highlighted the personal stories of participants in the workshops in each of the villages, which he used as “examples of the stories of the people behind these workshops, making them come alive”.
Finally, the president said goodbye, once again acknowledging the legacy of our elders by assuring that “we owe everything we are to you. We will continue to work on programmes that benefit you so that we can continue to learn from your wisdom and experience because you are the great pillar that supports our society”.
Provincial Sports Games 2023
This edition includes the following multisport promotion workshops for small municipalities (Rural Public Schools):
Educational Workshops for the Promotion of Multisports for small municipalities.
Educational Workshops to Promote Table Tennis
Educational Workshops to Promote Fencing
Educational Workshops for the Promotion of Triathlon
On the other hand, there are the Educational Meetings for the Promotion of Sports, which are actions for the promotion of one or more sports modalities aimed, preferably, at participants from Infant Education to Compulsory Secondary Education. This year’s categories are:
Educational Meeting for the Promotion of Athletics (“Playing Athletics”).
Educational Meeting for the Promotion of Athletics (“Athletics on Track”)
Educational Meetings for the Promotion of Pequebasket (Pequebasket)
Educational Meetings to Promote 5-a-side Handball (Beach Handball)
Educational Meetings to Promote Rhythmic Gymnastics
Educational Meetings to Promote Tennis (Beach Tennis)
Educational Meeting for the Promotion of Triathlon
Educational Meeting for the Promotion of Table Tennis
Badminton Educational Meeting for the Promotion of Badminton
Educational Meeting for the Promotion of Mountain Running
In addition, the Educational Sports Promotion Leagues return from October to June for the development of educational competitions in different categories with a physical recreational and/or competitive orientation in different modalities: Basketball, Indoor Football, Multisport and Volleyball.
The Circuits for the Promotion of Grassroots Sports Performance that show the technical collaboration and economic support to non-official competitions promoted by Provincial Delegations of Andalusian Federations in different sports modalities. This year the following are contemplated:
Chess Promotion Circuit
Track Athletics” Promotion Circuit
Circuit for the Promotion of Cross-Country Running
Rhythmic Gymnastics Promotion Circuit
Swimming Promotion Circuit
Triathlon Promotion Circuit
Circuit for the Promotion of Fronton
Gradual Rugby and Rugby 15-a-side Promotion Circuit
Judo Promotion Circuit
This year the JDP consolidate the novelty of the last edition of the ‘Virtual JDP’ which allows to orientate the use of new technologies to promote sports modalities such as chess. Last year more than 1,700 participants took part in this sport.
Finally, the Provincial Council is strengthening its commitment to ‘Almería Juega Limpio’ (Almeria Play Fair) to disseminate good management and participation practices, active living and education in values. This programme seeks to engage all stakeholders involved in its development: Organisers, Tutors, Educators, Technicians, Referees, Spectators and, of course, the athletes themselves, who are the protagonists of the activities.