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Formentera Council's “campus esportius”

foto campus estiu 1In an effort to increase the alternatives available to island youth for the approaching summer holidays, the Formentera Council department of sport is organising two sport day camps (campus esportius) at Antoni Blanc fitness centre and the municipal pool: one is called Atletisme Divertit (Fun with Athletics) and the other, Activitats Aquàtiques i Motrius, is dedicated to water activities and movement.

Enrolment in Atletisme Divertit opens Wednesday May 15 (Poliesportiu Antoni Blanc, 8.00am–9.00pm; online on OVAC). Applications will be processed in the order payment on completed applications is received. Should demand for Atletisme Divertit outstrip the space that is available, a waitlist will be started in case spots are forfeited. Would-be participants who register for both summer months will be given preference. Enrolment is not valid until the payment process is completed at the fitness centre.

Daily activities start at 9.00am and continue to 2.00pm, Monday to Friday. Early drop-off is available for families who need it between 8.00am and 9.00pm.

Atletisme Divertit begins July 1 and comes to an end August 30. It will be run by five youth workers and offer capacity for 50 children aged three to seven. Children will practice fine motor skills, arts and crafts, swimming for fun and healthy habits.

“Activitats Aquàtiques i Motrius”
Signups for Activitats Aquàtiques i Motrius (Aquatic and Motor Skill Activities) can be processed 8.00am to 9.00pm between May 27 and June 7 at the fitness centre, or online on the OVAC website. Again, the order in which applications are processed will be based on when payment on completed applications is received. Would-be participants who register for both summer months will be given preference. Enrolment is not valid until the payment process is completed at the fitness centre.

The Aquatic camp runs from 9.00am to 2.00/2.30pm, Monday to Friday, and here too, early drop-off is available—from 7.45am to 9.00am—for families that need it.

The programme, which starts July 1 and ends September 13, will be run by eight youth workers. Space is available for 80 children, born in or after 2014. The camp used to be called Synchronised Swimming, but organisers feel the new title is a better fit given activities cover a breadth of areas like aquatics and body and movement.

An activity will be staged at 7.30pm on July 27 in which parents and families can participate with their children, and an 8.00am exhibit is scheduled at the cinema on August 31.

Prices
The monthly cost of the day camps is €150 and early drop-off casts an extra €30 per month. Reduced prices are available for families with more than child enrolled, large families and children of CiF employees.

Summer schools
Enrolment for the CiF youth services department's summer school programme (escoles d'estiu), which will be held at the island's three primary schools, is scheduled for the first half of June.


May 8, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Council forms partnership to run junior football campus

foto-conveni-sd-formentera1CiF first councillor Jaume Ferrer sat down with Xicu Ferrer, the chairman of Sociedad Deportiva Formentera, to sign a coordination and management deal for Formentera's centre for non-professional footballers (Escola de Futbol Base) in 2019.

As part of the annual agreement, the Council pledges up to €35,000 for the centre's management costs, and SD Formentera promises to oversee operations near the municipal football pitch.


May 7, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

After rain check, 'De far a far' walk-run rescheduled for Sunday May 5

The Formentera Council's office of sport reports that the De far a far walk-run is happening Sunday May 5. Rough weather on Sunday April 21 forced organisers to postpone the event, which turns six this year and is put on by the àrea de l'Esport and Grup Esportiu Espalmador.

All those interested can sign up on the elitechip.net website for €20 (race participants) or €15 (walkers). Refunds can be requested on the site for those who registered for the original date but cannot take part in the rescheduled event.

The day's programme, beginning at es Cap lighthouse, remains unchanged. Walkers are expected for a 9.00am start and the running contingent sets out two hours later, and both groups trace the same 26K circuit before cutting across la Mola to the lighthouse. Shuttle buses will take participants to the start point. The first bus leaves la Savina at 7.45am, Poliesportiu Antoni Blanc at 8.00am and es Cap/Cala Saona crossroads at 8.15am. Another bus will service the same stops two hours later (9.45am, 10.00am and 10.15am).

The final three-kilometre stretch of es Cap road will be closed to vehicle traffic for thirty minutes from 9.00am and 11.00am to allow runners to pass. Participants will be on secondary arterials and country roads for the remainder of the event and no further traffic disruptions are planned.

 

April 25, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

Walkers and runners: “De far a far” this Sunday

de-far-a-far premsa1On Sunday April 21, the CiF sports department and Grup Esportiu Espalmador will put on the sixth De far a far. Walkers will hit the road at 9.00am at the es Cap lighthouse and participants in the footrace set out from the same point two hours later. Both will cut a 26K path to the lighthouse in la Mola.

Shuttle buses will take participants to the starting point. Walkers can catch the bus at 7.45am in la Savina port, at 8.00am at Poliesportiu Antoni Blanc and 8.15am at the crossroads of the es Cap and Cala Saona roads. Bus service for runners begins in la Savina at 9.45am and makes stops at the fitness centre and the es Cap/Cala Saona crossroads at 10.00am and 10.15am.

Online signups are open until Friday April 19 on elitechip.net, or up to an hour before the start times at the elitechip table at the starting points. The footrace costs €20 and the walk €15. The final three kilometres of es Cap road will be closed to vehicle traffic from 9.00am to 9.30am and 11.00am to 11.30am. No other roads will be closed because the rest of the route plays out on side streets and dirt roads.

De far a far is part of the Council's programme of events to attract visitors at the beginning and end of the traditional summer season, and this year is included in Holy Week celebrations.

April 17, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

On May 18, Marnaton returns to Formentera

marnaton-2018-12The sport department of the Formentera Council reports that the Formentera Marnaton will take place May 15 to 18. Also taking place over the same period is Raid Formentera, a three part trial with circuits of up to 17 kilometres, and, on May 18, the third Travessia de Formentera, including 4K and 11K circuits.

David Campà, the Marnaton's managing director, describes the Marnaton as “a one of a kind fixture in a breathtaking setting” and emphasises the goal, as in years past, “is to protect the local ecosystem”.

The Marnaton will once again encompass both the Raid and the standard trial.

Formentera Raid
At the three-day multi-stage event, over the course of which participants crisscross the island covering a total of 6,500 to 17,000 metres, teams of one swimmer and one kayaker will complete three stages selected according to weather conditions.

Third Formentera Marnaton
In sync with the final leg of Raid, another trial is set for Saturday May 18 and will see participants covering distances of 4 and 11 kilometres. Attendance at the exclusive event is limited to 300 distance swimmers, the aim once again being to preserve the island's natural environment.

Some five hundred are expected to turn out for the events, both of which are included under the umbrella of Discover Formentera in May, a Council-backed push to draw visitors at the start and end of the traditional summer season. The campaign covers the Marnaton as well, an eDreams-sponsored event with versions in Barcelona (May 4), on Formentera (May 18), in Begur (June 9), Sant Feliu de Guíxols (June 29) and Cadaqués (September 14).

April 10, 2019
Àrea de Comunicació
Formentera Council

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