The article here on the town hall website has details of some upcoming important petanque competitions to be held in Almerimar in the near future.

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Three important petanque championships will gather in Almerimar the best players in the country

This is the Spanish League of Communities Championship, the Spanish Club Championship and the Individual Spain Championship in the preliminary phase of the European World Cup

Councilor for Sports explained that "our municipality will receive great athletes, both in male and female category, accompanied by family members, will have the opportunity to know all our tourist offer of El Ejido"
Some 1,500 people, including registered and accompanying, will meet around these events that will be held outdoors and in the same assembly that will carry out the IMD staff

The coastal nucleus of Almerimar will become during the next weekends in the national and Andalusian headquarters of the petanque with the celebration of three important championships that will gather more than 1,500 people among athletes and companions.

The Councilor for Sports, María José Martín, along with the president of the Spanish Petanque Federation, Antonio Pérez Arcas; the president of the Petanque Club of Santa María del Águila, Miguel Sánchez; and the Federation Club member and event director of the Federation, Miguel Cano, presented this morning the XXI Spanish League of Communities Championship, the Spanish Club Championship and the Individual Spanish Championship.

Martín explained that "our municipality will receive the best players in the country, both in the female and male and youth categories, who, accompanied by family members, will have the opportunity to get to know our entire tourist offer."

The three events will be held outdoors in the same assembly that will be carried out by the IMD staff in the grounds located next to the La Tita Cocina Restaurant. The first will be the XXI Spanish Championship League of Territorial Selections, which will be held for the third consecutive year this weekend, on 27, 28 and 29 April, in the categories of Honor Division, First Division and Second Division men, women and youth.

As Pérez Arcas has explained, "this is the most important competition that takes place in this modality at a national level, both for the level of play and for the number of participating players, about 250, as well as technicians, delegates and spectators who meet " In addition, he announced that "there will be streaming retransmission through laliga4sports with the most interesting games".

The second will be the Spanish Club Championship. Triplets. First and Second Men's Category, on May 4, 5 and 6, which will bring together 32 clubs and about 256 players, all the autonomous communities being represented.

And the third event will be the Individual Spain Championship. European World Preliminary Phase that will be celebrated for the second consecutive year in Almerimar on May 11, 12 and 13 in the men's, women's and youth categories. In this they will participate the individual champions of the respective territorial federations, with a total of 96 players.

Miguel Cano has announced that "the Federation, the Club and the City Council are working so that El Ejido can host the European Under-23 Championship that will be held there in November." For his part, Miguel Sánchez thanked the support of the Federation and the City Council with the Club that, with more than 30 years of work, currently has 49 licensed players and another 30 more out of competition ".

Martin stressed that "in these championships players and visitors can enjoy a first-class sports days and also the wide range of tourism and complementary El Ejido, with sun, beach, cuisine, leisure and culture. Meetings that our commerce, hotels and restaurants will also benefit from ". Similarly, "will be a showcase for visitors to know the high quality of our fruits and vegetables, under the campaign of 'El Ejido Gourmet Quality' and through our cuisine."

Finally, he wanted to show "the commitment of the government team to sport, in any of its disciplines and modalities. In this case with the Petanque that in El Ejido has its own municipal league in which nine teams compete throughout the municipality. A league that takes place in the open air tracks that exist in the different nuclei such as Almerimar, Ejido Norte, Santa María del Águila, Matagorda and the slopes of the Sports Pavilion ".

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