Regional Directorate of Sport «glimpses» resumes competitions in Madeira


The Regional Director of Sport, David Gomes, spoke today about a «favorable framework» for a «hypothetical recovery» of sport in Madeira, arguing that the return plan was the basis of the meeting held today with the regional associations.

“In view of the evolution of this situation, it seems to us to be more favorable to indicate a path of hypothetical recovery, it is up to us also within the Government Council to contribute with some measures, in the event of a favorable evolution of the epidemic”, explained the Regional Director to Agência Lusa.

In order for the return to “proceed progressively and with some consideration”, David Gomes speaks of the “emerging need” to present a proposal to “avoid setbacks”.

At the meeting held through a digital platform, all regional sports associations, multisports and Sports for All Association were represented.

“The biggest matrix will always be the evolution of the pandemic and public health, as it was present in the decisions of the Regional Government”, stressed David Gomes, pointing out the praise that the “associative fabric” gave to the position of the Regional Government despite the “losses it caused to sport ”.

The regional director argues that the Sport Support Regulation is “to serve the region’s associations and sport” and that it only made sense to debate the ideas of change, another topic of the meeting, with those who “give the body and sport expression to the regulation ”.

The purpose of the Regional Government is to “maintain the financial support framework” in the 2020/21 sports season, according to David Gomes, who recalls that what “was not executed, will not be paid”.

“If participation in national competitions or in the Portuguese Cup in certain entities was planned and the trips were not made, the trips will not be paid. We are not going to pay for trips that have not taken place, we are not going to pay for events that were planned and did not take place, ”he exemplified.

On the other hand, he argues that the effort “to maintain the competitive standard and physical activity” should be “compensated”, praising the dedication of the entities in maintaining “proximity to their athletes”, promoting physical exercise through digital means despite the physical distance.

The non-professional Madeiran teams have been banned from competing since November, after a measure applied by the Regional Government and which lasts until February 21.

The Government Council is scheduled for February 18th, where the new measures that will be imposed by the Madeiran executive will be known to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.


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