TERRERUGBY celebrates its seventh edition as a consolidated beach rugby tournament, unique on the Almeria coast, since it equalizes the number of teams in each category, giving equal importance to the inclusive clubsto the girl groups already the male. It will be celebrated on July 13 at Mar Serena Beach, San Juan de los Terreros (Pulpí, Almería)and will host 27 teams, nine from each category.

It returns, like every year, to being a tournament of solidarity beach rugby. Not only is it committed to inclusivity, but the Proceeds go to a charitable cause. Specifically, the tournament works with the Spanish Association Against Cancer. In addition to financially supporting this cause with the investment of sponsors and participating teams, the gaming arena will become an awareness platform. According to AECC, Each year cases of melanoma increase in Spain, with around 4,000 cases being diagnosed per year. Prevention and skin care are determining factors and therefore TERRERUGBY will provide the necessary sun protection in association with the Pulpí Local Health Plan.

San Isidro Rugby Club player playing a match at Terre RugbyAlejandro Alek Photography

The tournament has been presented by JOsé Antonio García Alcainavice president and deputy of Sports of Almería, and Francisco Diazthe organizer of TERRERUGBY, together with the authorities of the City Council of Pulpi headed by Juan Pedro Garcíaits mayor.

Inclusive rugby as a flag

In the inclusive category Players of different abilities participate and functional diversity (Mixed-ability). This category has grown over the years and this year brings together the same number of teams as the senior divisions.

The nine teams of this category will demonstrate that integration is a possible dream. Phoenician mako sharks from Adra (Almería)with two teams; Elche Inclusive Rugby of the Valencian Communityalso with two groups; URA Clan of Almería and, likewise, with two; Asprodesa Clan also from the community, Incluindus and Chameleons San Isidro de Madrid They are the clubs that will champion this discipline.

TerreRugby Charity Tournament Official PosterTerre Rugby

It is exciting to bring together nine inclusive teams and for the three categories to be equal in number of teams and players

Francisco Díaz, tournament organizer

“When we start We were clear about this challenge, but we were only able to do small exhibitions to publicize the category and values ​​of this sport; what we are going to see in 2024 It is unique on the coast and gives us strength, along with the social cause, to continue working for the tournament,” he added.

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