| The unification of the 8 clubs will be a first step in the design of a Strategic Sports Plan and the creation of a League of Municipal Basketball Schools | The basketball clubs of the municipality have signed this Thursday, July 23, a sports collaboration agreement for the promotion of basketball in Cartagena with the support of the City Council.A unique project that unifies the eight basketball clubs with the name `Ciudad de Cartagena´ and that will be a first step in the design of a Strategic Sports Plan and the creation of a League of Municipal Basketball Schools, as announced by the Deputy Mayor and councilor of the Sports area, Noelia Arroyo.The councilor for sports, Diego Ortega, stressed the importance of acts like this, which reveal a line of government of collaboration, consensus and understanding "which is the DNA of this government," said the mayor.Arroyo recalled that “this unification is an old wish of the Cartagena basketball that has been possible thanks to the generosity of the clubs.
Generosity, because all the clubs agree to give up their players to compete where they are most useful and because they all renounce their identity to compete under a single uniform, a single name and a unique shield. The vice mayor has also pointed out that "it is an intelligent decision, because integration will make them stronger, more competitive and more attractive to new players and sponsors."The Agreement is based on the mutual collaboration of the signatories and will involve the design of a Strategic Sports Plan that will be drawn up between all the clubs and with the support of the City Council and will specify the way in which the unification, uniformity and system will be carried out.
In addition, it will be compatible with the individual project of each club.One of the most exciting consequences for the City Council will be the creation of a League of Municipal Basketball Schools in Cartagena.
“The league interests us because we know that organizing its own competition will be a way of promoting basketball as a grassroots sport.
A competition is a stimulus for the players and an attraction for new sports vocations ”, highlighted Arroyo.Without renouncing their identity and history, the 8 basketball clubs in the municipality have decided to join a single project with the name of Cartagena.
With everyone's strength, basketball in Cartagena can think big again.For their part, the representatives of the Basketball Clubs of the municipality have shown their support for the project and have agreed that there was a lack of "a channeling entity for the interests of the teams", it is about "putting the common interest first, which is the passion that unites us all for basketball.
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Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena