The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, spoke yesterday to the ferrolano triathlete Javier Gómez Noya, two-time world champion of the specialty, and the soccer player Verónica Boquete, as the best Galician athletes of the 2010-2011 season in the Gala do Sport Galego that was developed this afternoon at the Jofre theater in Ferrol.
During this act, the Galician president has announced that, in the Council of the Xunta this week, an economic allocation of 4,6 million euros will be authorized for the 59 sports federations recognized in Galicia to facilitate and promote citizen access to federated sports.
As stated, "in the pharmacy of remedies against the crisis, sport and its values of improvement and cooperation should be included in the most recommended drugs."
Feijóo and José Ramón Lete Lasa, general secretary for Sport of the Xunta, distributed the awards in 16 categories among the most outstanding Galician athletes, coaches, referees and clubs of 2011, as well as a special mention for the sponsors, town councils and other entities focused on sports programming and the dissemination of healthy lifestyle habits.
At the entrance of the theater a small group of people affected by the floods produced in Valdovino Due to the rise in the water level in the A Frouxeira lagoon, he was waiting for Feijóo to arrive at the theater with the banner “We are not ducks. Xa solutions ».
At the gala, Gómez Noya has been distinguished as the best male athlete, while Vero Boquete, of the Spanish women's football team and who has competed in different football clubs in United States y Russia, in the female category.
The award for the best coach goes to Moncho Fernández, while Jorge Blanco (athletics) has been designated as the best referee.
Sebastián Rodríguez Veloso, swimmer, and Susana Gacio, triathlete, have been distinguished for their merits in the category of best disabled athletes, while the Vigo Rugby and Ponte Ourense clubs have been the best Galician teams in the male and female category.
The award for the best club for the disabled has gone to Amfiv Basketball; and Bea Gómez, in swimming, and Jorge Prado, in motorcycling, have been the revelation athletes of Galicia.
The prize for the best sports sponsorship has been for Aceites Abril and the reporter of The Voice, Fernando Hidalgo, has been awarded for his informative work in sports.
The O Areal de Camariñas school is the best Galician center in the promotion of sport, the Terra de Celanova community is imposed in the category of the best promotion of physical activity, and Natural Sport, of taekwondo in Riverside, the best entity in the promotion of physical activity and grassroots sports.
The great gala of Galician sports in Ferrol, which had the participation of the mayor of the city, José Manuel Rey Varela, in the awards ceremony, has also had three other special mentions to recognize the work and effort of the sports group for the disabled of Ferrol.