Murcia’s Fiesta del Deporte

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IF YOU or the family are looking for some new fun activities to participate in this summer, you might wish to check out the Fiesta del Deporte in Murcia.

Up to 60 different disciplines can be practiced alone or by the family: it’s free and without registration, over the weekend of April 1st and 2nd.

Think to yourself: What sports activity have you dreamed of practicing but never been able to do? Baseball, fencing, badminton, skateboarding, boxing, archery, billiards, kickboxing or maybe even motorcycling? Over the weekend of 1st and 2nd April, the Murcia City Council offers all this, in collaboration with 60 sports federations; totally free of charge; without prior registration, and including insurance.

This is the II Sports Festival, and details were presented by the Mayor, José Ballesta, and the president of the Union of Sports Federations of the Region of Murcia, José María López Gullón. It will be a fun and sporting event for the whole family, which will fill the main areas of the city with exhibitions, workshops and activities for all audiences. The activities take place all over the city including the Jose Barnés Sports Centre, Prince of Asturias Pavilion and adjacent areas, Nuevo Cagigal, IES Infante, Fofó Auditorium and Park, Mar Menor heated pool, skateboard area, Jose Barnés artificial turf field and La Vega sports courts. It all happens on Saturday, April 1, from 9.00am to 8.00pm and Sunday 2nd, from 9.00am to 2.00pm.

Sports activities: rhythmic gymnastics, billiards , archery, judo, table tennis, triathlon, kickboxing, petanque, skateboarding, cycling, skating, track and field, tennis, volleyball, parkour, trampoline, boxing, bowling, chess, basketball, zumba , Fencing, aeronautics, swimming, motorcycling, hockey, badminton, athletics, football and rowing, among others. Ballesta explained that, unlike last year when the event lasted only one day, this edition will be held for two days. “We want to double the participation of last year and reach upwards of 30,000 attendees.” Participants will receive theoretical and practical knowledge on regulation and technical skills. Educational workshops have been organized for all ages, Mar Menor pool dive classes, baseball batting with a pitcher plus activities for people with disabilities.

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