Calp’s mayor, César Sánchez, has greeted 14 teenagers who obtained outstanding results in sports and education in the academic year of 2015-16. In order to recognize their efforts and hard work, the mayor has thanked them for “being an example and a role model for the rest”.
He has also announced that the town council is recovering for next year one of the most important emblems regarding sports in Calp: the Sports Gala. It is aimed at promoting local athletes and supporting their work by sharing it with the whole town. The Gala will take place again in 2017, and any citizens willing to will be able to participate in it to support young people standing out in an area that requires so much effort and dedication.
The mayor pointed out that from the town council they keep working to give opportunities to sportspeople and to maintain facilities in the best possible conditions so that they are fully operational. Between 2012 and 2016, sport entities received grants of more than €800,000, being this year the one with the largest contribution of €210,000. In addition, the Town Council contributes to promoting sport by ceding the sports facilities to the entities free of cost through an agreement with them.
Regarding Education, the Town Council has allocated €135,000 to grants for books and university transport for the academic year of 2014-2015, and €105,000 for 2015-2016.
The teenagers who stood out on 2015-2016 are:
Álvaro Pino: Gymnast, from the Club Gimnasia Calp, men’s rhythmic gymnastics champion of the Valencian Community and of Spain, a title he obtains for the second year in a row.
Silvia Sánchez and Raluca Cristina Fogorós: Gymnasts from the Club Gimnasia Calp, bronze medalists in the Spanish championship, in the category of kids group.
Naiara Fernández-Paniagua: From the club Gimnasia les Marines, Spanish champion in the junior ball category. With Silvia Martínez, she won the junior Spanish championship with her club and they were runner-ups of Spain.
José Mateos Govoerts: Iberian champion (Spain and Portugal), Spanish champion in 3D archery, Spanish champion of field archery and winner of the national leagues in field and 3D archery, among other achievements.
Marina Ivars: Autonomic junior champion in 100m breaststroke, bronze medalist in 50m breaststroke, 4x100 free style relay, contestant in the final series of 200m breaststroke in the junior/absolute Spanish championship.
Mara Clemente: Autonomic kid champion 4x100 free style relay, bronze autonomic medalist in the kids’ category in 100m butterfly, qualified for the Spanish kids’ championship.
Ximo Crespo García: Trained in the inferior categories at the basketball club C.B. Ifach Calpe. He continues with this training at the basketball club in Alfàs del Pi, club with which he became junior champion at the Valencian Community and with which he participated in the junior Spanish championship.
Eugenio Sánchez López: Cyclist form Calp, member of the cyclist club C.C. Calpe, who became Autonomic champion and Spanish runner-up in the group category. In addition to a brilliant season, he was selected by the Spanish junior team to participate in the European championship, in Georgia.
Hugo Alonso Font: Player at the indoor football club C.D. Calpe Futsal, member of the Valencian junior team and of the under-17 and under-19 Spanish teams (of which he was the captain), he culminates his brilliant career joining the F.C. Barcelona indoor football team.
Vicente Esquerdo Santas: Player from Calp trained at the football club Calpe C.F., who is currently playing at the Valencia C.F. He is considered the cornerstone of the junior team for next season. As an international with the Spanish junior team, he has finished the season receiving the “Angelo Dossena” award to the best player at the prestigious tournament of the Italian league (players like Cannavaro, Santi Cañizares, Caminero, Pirlo and Víctor Valdés also obtained this award).
Neus Torres Rodríguez and Claudia Llinares Torres: Students at the primary school CEIP Paternina, they received on Monday 14th of March the academic performance award, given to students of the province after finishing their primary studies with an average grade of 10 (equivalent to A*, the highest grade possible).