BENIDORM’S Parc L’Aiguera was the venue of the spectacular opening ceremony of the Costa Blanca Cup earlier this week.
Two hundred and fifty football teams of young boys and girls, from twenty countries, will compete in the event which culminates lasts for six days, culminating with a finals day on Saturday.
The teams will play at venues in a number of Marina Baixa towns including Benidorm, Altea, La Vila Joiosa, La Nucía, Benissa, Polop and Calpe.
Benidorm Mayor Toni Perez, welcomed the players to the opening ceremony of the cup, which will celebrate it’s quarter century next year.
Whilst inviting them to “spend among us some unforgettable days with their families, friends and colleagues”, Pérez stressed that, “This tournament is bigger and more important each year, and even more in the next edition, when the 25th anniversary is celebrated.”
Organisers, aim to foster the belief that football is the fundamental reason that brings together teams of many nationalities, races and cultures.
After a parade through the streets of Benidorm, the participants joined together in the park, where they enjoyed an opening ceremony full of color and excitement, culminating in music and fireworks.
Now, the teams must concentrate on the serious business of competition.