More than 300 athletes at the ACELL Federation petanque tournament

More than 300 people took part this afternoon in an adapted pétanque tournament, organized by the Catalan Sports Federation for People with Intellectual Disabilities (ACELL). It took place on the courts of Club Petanca Martorell, next to the FGC Martorell Central station. The participants finished the competition receiving a prize for their participation at the hands of the councilor for Economic Promotion and Commerce, Rosa Cadenas, the member of the ACELL board, Mayte Lletí, and the president of the Club Petanca Martorell, Loli Carballido.

Mayte Lletí, member of the ACELL board, has assured that “everything has gone very well with the club’s facilities. We never consider what can happen if it rains and everything has been fine with the weather. The transport and the food were spectacular, and we want to repeat”.

Mayte Lletí, membre de la junta d'ACELL

Létí also wanted to emphasize that petanque is a sport for all ages, although the popular belief is that it is a game for older people. “There are people who start playing at 8 years old. It is a very competitive game and you have to be very precise. From the federation we are working so that this sport can be played at all ages”.

Mayte Lletí, membre de la junta d'ACELL

On the other hand, Loli Carballido, president of Club Petanca Martorell, was very happy to receive athletes from places like Andorra or Lleida. “For us it was something new. He has been very nice and his behavior has been exemplary. They have helped us in everything and we as a club have done everything to make them feel comfortable.”

Loli Carballido, presidenta del Club Petanca Martorell

Carballido also emphasized that there is already talk of repeating this type of event at the club’s facilities. In addition, he also talked about the 73 triples and “the great help that some volunteers have done to help the referees”.

Loli Carballido, presidenta del Club Petanca Martorell

Despite the rain, which has been making an appearance all afternoon, the Petanca Club has been able to organize the event successfully.

Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by

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