Inclusive sports schools have been launched by the FAAM Foundation for Inclusion and Depoadap. An initiative that is framed in the agreement that both organizations signed with the purpose of promoting the practice of sports among people with disabilities and, in which the Municipal Sports Board collaborates, through the Almería City Council together with the Provincial Council and the Board of Andalusia.

During the presentation of the schools, the Councilor for Sports, Juanjo Segura, attended along with Valentín Sola, president of the FAAM Foundation, and José Carlos Tejada, president of Depoadap.

Along these lines, Valentín Sola explained that the Boccia School “was the first to be launched six months ago and in which 13 athletes with disabilities, users of the FAAM Residence for the Seriously Affected, train.” In addition to the sport of boccia, better known as adapted petanque, this school course also launches futsal, swimming and athletics schools.

“This is the season with the greatest offer of inclusive sports,” said José C. Tejada, president of the Depoadap Club, who has broken down all the details of the schools. In the case of swimming, the Rafael Florido pavilion and the University Pool will be held where the training sessions will take place. In the case of athletics, they will take place at the Emilio Campra Stadium and, lastly, the Boccia School at the Palacio de los Juegos del Mediterráneo.

The Councilor for Sports, Juanjo Segura, assures that “sport has many values, and among them is promoting integration. Both physically and emotionally, there is nothing healthier than playing sports, and these four schools are a good example”. In this way, he has emphasized the commitment “of the Municipal Sports Board to promote the practice of sports by all Almeria residents regardless of their abilities.”

Likewise, Segura has congratulated “the FAAM Foundation and the Depoadap Club for their work, as Councilor for Sports I am proud of the involvement of the clubs to promote inclusion in the different disciplines. There are many people from Almería who work hand in hand to make it easier for people with other abilities to practice sports and also to give visibility to their sporting successes”.

For her part, M.ª Díaz, coordinator of special educational needs of the Ministry of Education, has reported that “from the educational field there is a commitment this school year to promote the improvement of special educational needs in educational centers, but especially of sport because we consider that it is an area of ​​emotional, social development that favors friendship, companionship”.

Antonio Hernández, Head of the Sports Delegation Service has also highlighted that “the possibility of promoting initiatives of this type that allow people to join in the practice of sports and live those values ​​of sport is something positive”.

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