Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou hosts the first-round matches of LaLiga Genuine Santander 2018-2019, a league for people with intellectual disabilities. After the opening ceremony at Nou Estadi del Gimnàstic de Tarragona, teams have gotten ready for their games. Thus, on Saturday 17th and on the morning of Sunday the 18th, 45 football games will be played at the Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou pitches. This round will finish on Sunday with the awards ceremony.
After the success of the first season, this year the most integrating and innovating competition arrives with an increase in the number of participants, going from 18 to 30 teams. This league is played following a football 7-a-side + 1 game (7 players and a goalkeeper) and four 10-minute halves. Just like in its previous edition, team’s ranking is decided not only by the results criteria but also in terms of player’s behaviour and sportsmanship.
All participants and organizers stay at Cambrils Park Sport Village, a 4-star superior Resort located only five minutes walking distance from Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou and that has different accommodations within a single area. This provides added value to the team’s experience, as it provides maximum comfort and freedom to players as they share the facilities with other teams. It will be like having a little village just for themselves.
Overall, it is expected a daily influx of more than 1.000 people between participants and companions at Complex Esportiu Futbol Salou. Participants will enjoy this ground-breaking initiative: a football league for people with intellectual disabilities that rewards sportsmanship and aims to integrate this group in sport.