The Municipal Pavilion Camilo Cano de La Nucía was filled to the flag with more than 2,500 people to witness the gala “La Nucía, European City of Sport 2013”. The event was attended by Alberto Fabra, President of the Generalitat Valenciana, Mª José Catalá, Minister of Education, Culture and Sports and Luisa Pastor, President of the Diputación de Alicante. So personalities of the sport world like Alberto Herreros, Sports Director of Real Madrid of Basketball.
The Gala had the presence of the trophy of Soccer World Cup (World Cup 2010) obtained by the Spanish national team in South Africa. The objective of this Gala was to celebrate the appointment of La Nucía European City of Sport 2013 and to thank the effort and work of all clubs and sporting schools that have made this international award possible.
The 35 clubs and 50 nuciera sports schools filled the stands of the Camilo Cano Municipal Pavilion and there were even people standing because of the great success of the call for this Gala “La Nucía European City of Sport, surpassing 2,500 people.
The event was attended by 30 presidents of sports and autonomous federations, as well as sports personalities such as Lucentum president Luis Castillo, Olympic volleyball player Raúl Mesa or triple world martial arts champion, Eva Naranjo. La Nucia was elected European City of Sport thanks to the explicit support of 30 Autonomous Federations and 8 National Federations and the International Federation of Taekwondo ITF. As well as top clubs like Real Madrid, Hercules C.F., Lucentum and Valencia Basket.
The City Council of La Nucía received this award of “European City of Sport 2013” in Brussels in the European Parliament on 7 November. The Federation for the Associations of the European Capitals and Cities of Sport (ACES Europe) awarded La Nucía as “City of Sport 2013” within the 27 countries of the European Union “for its excellent facilities, model management systems and Promotion of healthy life among its citizens “.
First town of the Valencian Community to receive the Award
La Nucia has become the first municipality of the Valencian Community to obtain this award that previously had only obtained the three capitals. This badge is for life and certifies the excellence of the sports facilities as well as its management as a means of integration for all social groups (elderly, disabled, childhood …). La Nucia enters this way in the select club of European Cities of Sport Network.
In the act there were different sports exhibitions of sports schools nucieras (rhythmic gymnastics, hapkido, kick Boxing). All attendees will have the opportunity to be photographed with the Football World Cup trophy given by the Spanish Football Federation.