A boost for sports and solidarity in Spain’s Palma de Mallorca

The inauguration of the new table-tennis tabes in Palma. Credit: Palma City Council

IN aim of boosting sport and solidarity in the city, two table-tennis tables that have been installed on the outdoor terrace of the sports facilities of the Virgen de Lluc football club in Spain’s Palma de Mallorca.
Alberto Jarabo, the councillor for Citizen Participation, Francisco Ducrós, the Councilor for Sports, and Joan Mestre, the president of the Virgen de Lluc Residents’ Association, visited the new sporting equipment this week which was funded by the City Council.
Jarabo stated that the Council will continue to execute more initiatives of this kind “as is a fundamental tool in a democratic and participatory society.”
Ducrós also highlighted “the importance of integrating sports into neighbourhoods” and stated his desires to create sports areas that are inclusive to all members of society.
Mestre thanked all those who made this project which will “allow young people to come together and practice sport instead of being on the streets.” All those living in the district will be encouraged to make use of the equipment with the association organising several table tennis tournaments.

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