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Autumn sports calendar starts Saturday with Formentera Triathlon

foto 2022ix triatloToday Ana Juan, Alejandra Ferrer and Paula Ferrer (respectively, the president; vice president/councillor of tourism, and councillor of sports of the Consell de Formentera) presented the ninth Formentera Triathlon, scheduled this Saturday in Es Pujols. Playing out on its time-tested route, the event will include two modalities, sprint and Olympic. Participants in the former (750 m swim, 20 km bike and 5 km run) will start at 2.15pm, with participants in the latter (1,500 m swim, 40 km bike and 10 km run) setting out at 4.00pm. There will be individual and team events in both modalities. Also on hand at the presentation were Manuel Hernández, director of Unisport Consulting, the company organising the race, and Alex Marí, commercial director of Trasmapi.

President Juan pointed out that autumn on Formentera comes with a range of programming that reveals the island as an ideal setting for sporting events. She asserted, "Not only do these gatherings allow participants to enjoy the island through sport, but they also offer an image of the Formentera we want", and additionally praised the work of organisers, volunteers and collaborating companies.
 
Vice President Ferrer voiced hopes that "participants and their companions enjoy both the event and the island'', and described fall on Formentera as "an ideal time to see the island, learn more about our culture and heritage, relax and savour local food with the programming of «Discover Formentera in October».

Eco-friendly T-shirts with recycled plastic
For her part, the councillor of sports traced the Triathlon's burgeoning popularity in recent years to "the appeal of competing against the backdrop of our island's natural beauty". "We're in year nine", she pointed out, "and are confident that there will be many more". Councillor Ferrer also highlighted a new feature of this year's competition: "T-shirts made with environmentally sustainable thread crafted from recycled plastic".

Nearly 300 registered
Manuel Hernández underscored the commitment of "islanders and local government to sport and events like this, which put the island in the spotlight alongside major sporting competitions". He added that Formentera "offers a unique natural setting for such events" and held up the Triathlon's perennially high turnout as proof. So far 270 people have signed up to take part, with registrations due to continue until 29 September on www.triatlonformentera.com and till the day of the competition, 9.30am to 12 noon, at the bib collection table. Organisers expect to register three hundred participants.

The following roads will be closed to traffic between 1.30pm and 6.30pm: Carrer de s'Espalmador (from Sa Volta Hotel to the roundabout on the western side of Es Pujols), Carrer de s'Aigua Dolça, Carrer de Roca Plana, Carrer de Punta Prima and PM 820-2 (from the western roundabout to La Savina). Likewise, parking will be prohibited between 8.00am to 8.00pm on Carrers de s'Espalmador, s'Aigua Dolça and Punta Prima.

27 September 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

'Posam valors a l'esport' brings nautical activities and environmental workshops to Formentera students

foto 2022ix posam valors esport AThe Formentera Office of Sports is pleased to announce that this week local students are taking part in nautical activities and environmental workshops at the Nautical Sports Centre (Centre d'Esports Nàutics de Formentera, CENF) as part of 'Let's put values in sport' (Posam valors a l'esport).

Last week, activity leaders from Cleanwave and White Sand Solutions began piloting kayaking and windsurfing outings and environmental workshops with year-four pupils from primary schools.

Paula Ferrer, councillor of sports, said that the programme "aims to promote educational and social values and drive home the idea that caring for nature is essential for our future".

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Last year's parallel campaign 'Sport makes us equal' (L'esport ens fa iguals) found more than 1,200 schoolchildren taking part in upwards of 50 workshops and included graphic and audiovisual material. "We continue to work in this line of using sport to transmit values like equality, conflict resolution, frustration and motivation", said Councillor Ferrer, pointing out that additional programming was in the works for winter 2022.

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Co-financed by the Govern balear (€11,726.08) and Consell de Formentera (€5,000), 'Posam valors a l'esport' aims to organise activities and actions to disseminate, train and raise awareness of values and positive attitudes in sport.

21 September 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Open registration for municipal swimming, archery, athletics and tennis schools

foto 2022ix escoles esportivesThe Formentera Office of Sports is pleased to report that signups for the municipal schools of swimming, archery, athletics and tennis will open next week. For now, the sailing school will continue with summer courses.

Swimming school
Monday 12 September, registration for the 2022-2023 school year starts at the municipal swimming school. This year classes will range from "tortoise" level (i.e., primary school pupils aged six and up) to advanced classes for teens. Signups run Monday 12 September through Friday 16 September and can be done online on the Virtual Citizen Information Office (OVAC) or in person at the OAC. Monday 19 September to Friday 23 September, signups will be confirmed via email or over the phone and a date and time will be set. Classes begin on 26 September.

Swimming lessons will be offered at every school on the island
This year, for the first time, local schools will have swimming lessons for young children, i.e. three to six years old. This year CEIP Sant Ferran de ses Roques has been added, which will also include swimming pool activities for primary school pupils. This year, children enrolled in physical education classes at CEIP Mestre Lluís Andreu will also take part in swimming activities. In addition, students in the UEECO classroom at IES Marc Ferrer will receive classes two days a week. This summer, improvements were carried out inside the pool, including new doors and furniture. The pool was also cleaned and hyperchlorinated, and new material was purchased.

Tennis school
Ages four and up
Signups at tennis courts
Start of classes: Monday 19 September
Until 22 June

Archery school
Ages nine and up
Signups at Poliesportiu Antoni Blanc
Start of classes, by categorie: 4 October (beginners); 6 September (advanced)

Athletics school
Signups at athletics track
Duration: 1 October to 31 May

For more information about the schools and sports offered, contact the Poliesportiu Antoni Blanc at 971 321 240 or via email at poliesportiu@conselldeformentera.cat.

9 September 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell and GE Espalmador collaborate on athletics school activities

foto 2022ix conveni GEEYesterday Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, and Juan José Escandell, president of Grup Esportiu Espalmador, signed a collaborative agreement to support activities at the Formentera Municipal School of Athletics (Escola Municipal d'Atletisme de Formentera, EMAF). The purpose of this agreement, a direct grant of €24,000, is to fund recruitment of technical staff to carry out EMAF activities. Paula Ferrer, councillor of sport, was also present at the signing.

2 September 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell and SD Formentera formalise deal to coordinate and manage junior football school

foto 2022 conveni SDFAna Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, and Toni Roig, president of Sociedad Deportiva Formentera, have signed a collaboration agreement to coordinate and manage Formentera Junior Football School (Escola de Futbol Base, EFBF) in 2022. Paula Ferrer, councillor of sports, was also in attendance at the signing.

Under this agreement, the Consell de Formentera will provide SD Formentera with €35,000 in subsidies. In turn, the club will implement and develop the agreed activity and must develop a planning of the season with the objectives, content and activities for teaching values to each of the groups of EFBF players.

3 August 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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