Lanzarote Grapevine Issue 2 - Page 87

Issue 2 | The Lanzarote Grapevine 2014 The Cabildo of Lanzarote through the Sports Service, headed by the Minister Migdalia Machin, has announced the XXVI Island Games Sports Event. The young Participants can choose from 21 sports disciplines including eight and thirteen team sports and individual entries. Held between October and May, participation is free. The Competitions are open to all public and private schools, sports clubs, associations and individual athletes, providing entrants meet the proper registration requirements and the deadlines that are indicated. Team Events include: Basketball, handball, Canary ball, football, Canarian wrestling, paddle tennis, volleyball and beach volleyball. Individual Events include: chess, athletics, badminton, cross country, judo, karate, mountain biking, swimming, orienteering, figure skating, tennis, table tennis and triathlon (aquathlon). All events are divided into male and female categories, but may be mixed for the youngest category. All the paperwork for clubs, teams and athletes will be made through the website Insular Sports Service, The application for registration of all new teams and players will not be confirmed until validated by the Organising Committee who sends out the documents. The web page will list the start dates of the various disciplines and all the deadlines for enrollment. TheXXVI edition of the Island Games Interestingly, many of the winners in these arrangements will have the opportunity to compete at regional level championships according to the Directorate General of Sports of the Canary Islands. Migdalia Machin said in this regard that β€œthe call for the Island Games to promote sport is part of the fitness philosophy offered children and young school-age population, which is a part of compulsory education. This creates the possibility to practice sport in an environment that encourages participation, joy, integration and values ​​ such as Team spirit and respect for the opposition β€œ . This project is framed in the context of competition at island level and aims to offer a variety of sports. Enrollment is now open to participate in the 21 sports disciplines including eight team sports and thirteen individual