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Almost one hundred people participate in the II Open Days for Accessibility of Fuerteventura
December 2022

Almost one hundred people participate in the II Open Days for Accessibility of Fuerteventura

The councillor, Carmen Alonso, explained “like during the previous events, for this second edition we still have the same clear idea that sports activities, inclusive leisure activities and universal accessibility have to become a reality in Fuerteventura”. Some of the best players in the world of Wheelchair Padel attended the launch of the Open Days, taking advantage of their participation in the Second National Open that was taking place at the Padel and Tennis Club of Costa Calma. The world champions Óscar Agea and Marcos Cambronero, as well as the athlete, Sergio Deloro, celebrated the opening of the event with aspeech when they shared a message of hope and encouragement to anyone going through a tough time. The three athletes concluded by saying that “the ranking isn’t what is important, what counts, is being able to compete, practice sports and leave aside daily problems”. After the athletes’ speeches, associations analysed the reality of inclusive and adapted sports in Fuerteventura, then, the specialised architect, Enrique Rovira-Veleta, spoke about “unnoticed and free accessibility” and explained a practical case. A tribute was also made to José Gómez, the president of the Association for Visual and Auditory Disabled People (ADIVIA), who recently passed away. The event included the participation of Senderos Sin Barreras (Hiking trails without obstacles), CD Fuertetrail, Play and Train, “Fuerte es la Vida Parkinson No Limits” (Fuerte is life Parkinson No Limits), Asociación Montaña para Todos (Association Mountain for everyone) and Asociación de Discapacitados Visuales y Auditivos (Association for Visual and Auditory Disabled People - ADIVIA). Eduardo Martínez, from the inclusive sports club called “La Vida Sigue en Positivo” (Life continues positively), also participated and spoke about the difficulties encountered when organising inclusive sports activities, “because we need professionals and adapted material to carry out the activities, which is very costly, and there are more and more problems with their transport”.

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