Sports Consultant, Joaquin Velazone; Marina Director, Manuel J. Jimenez; Sports Director of the Malaga County Council, Laura Moreno; This morning, the president of the Benalmádena badminton club, Daniel Alcufer, presented the Spanish Open U17 Badminton Championship, which will be held at the Arroyo de la Miel Sports Center from April 30 to May 2.
“We thank the Benalmádena badminton club for the effort they always make to bring high-profile sporting events to the city, to put our municipality at the forefront of this sport, and to enhance our tourist attraction,” said a member of the Sports Council.
“Although it is the second edition of this international opening, it is officially the first: Our club will have a franchise for the next four years of this event, which was originally scheduled for last February, but we had to postpone it as a result of that from the pandemic,” explained Daniel Alcover. .
“We have 143 athletes from nine countries as participants, accompanied by their respective teammates, technicians and referees, and all of them will reside in Benalmadena during the opening days, which will have a significant tourism and commercial impact”, the club president appreciated the badminton Benalmádena.
Alcover explained that in the past year they have had more participation than athletes from the UK or Scandinavia, who will not be attending this year because the current COVID-19 infection in the province will force them to pass quarantine, making it difficult for them to do so. Participation.
“Since it is impossible to have an audience in matches due to the pandemic, we have made an effort to get as professional streaming broadcasts as possible, through Badminton Spain on YouTube, a channel on which we will also broadcast promotional videos provided by public entities,” the club president noted.
“Sport is a very useful tool for strengthening the main resource of the Costa del Sol, which is suffering a lot from the epidemic: tourism,” concluded Alcover.
“For us, it is a pride that we have achieved the organization of sporting events during the pandemic: Covid has not made it easy for us, but thanks to the efforts of the Benalmádena Badminton Club, the city was able to host this very important opening,” Brown added.
The director stressed that “this openness is an example of cooperation between the three departments: the Andalusian government, Benalmadena City Council and Malaga County Council,” and he valued the health protocols put in place by the Union to ensure that infection does not occur.
“From Puerto Deportivo we are pleased to sponsor this event, which attracts a large number of athletes and escorts who will contribute to the promotion of our tourism and business activities, has an important media reach, and promotes the healthy practice of sport,” Manuel J. Jimenez.