Fun without frontiers

Students from Adeje’s diversity centre visit the new ‘park for all’

Students from the Adeje centre for individuals with functionality diversity paid a visit to the new ‘park for all’, the inclusive playground opened last month in Las Torres. This is now the biggest park of its kind in the borough.

The playground has been furnished with equipment that can be used by every child, regardless of mobility needs or diversity, with no physical barriers to enjoy the park’s installations. All the equipment is at ground level so children in wheelchairs are able to use them too.

Among the new equipment are a basket swing, an active wall, a truck passage, a train, a multi-coloured little house, and a swing adapted for wheelchair users, exclusively for children with mobility challenges. The park is designed to encourage healthy play, safety, and group socialisation as well as sensory stimulation, improve motor skills and sharpen auditory sensitivity for those with hearing difficulties.

Alongside the playground there is a picnic area for families to relax and have a snack, and sit together and enjoy the area as a community space. The tables are close to trees and with a perfect view of the playground which has fences and soft-fall surface material.

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A ‘smashing’ time in Adeje

Adeje hosts national badminton championship April 29 – May 1

The Las Torres pavilion in Adeje will host the Spanish Senior Badminton Championship from April 29th – May 1st with over 200 athletes from 26 clubs expected to take part. The age-range for seniors is from 30 – 75 years of age. Entry to the matches will be free.

At a press conference to announce details of the event the Adeje sports councillor, Adolfo Alonso, alongside the president of the Canarian Badminton Federation, Pedro Alonso Hernández, said “This is the first time that the Canary Islands are hosting a championship at this level in the sport”, with 10 top names in the sport already confirming their presence at the event.

“Adeje’s commitment to sport and sports men and women is a fundamental part of our annual scheduling”, said the councillor, adding that the council didn’t simply work with local athletes but also worked to bring national and international tournaments and sporting individuals to the borough, to encourage those from Adeje in their chosen sports.

The president of the Canarian Federation thanked the council for their support. He said that Adeje had been chosen due to the high standard of the installations, the excellent hotel offer near to the sports grounds, and the climate, among other reasons.

Also present were the federation secretary, Angel Castillo, and a representative from the Tenerife association of parents of children with autism, (Apanate), who will benefit from a series of solidarity activities during the tournament, such as the sale of commemorative t-shirts.

Up and coming sports events in Adeje include the Asphalt Spanish Rally championship circuit, the ‘final four’ in the European basketball wheelchair league and the European championships in this discipline as well.
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Basketball fans are in for a treat

basketball game
This Saturday, September 3rd, the two top Canarian teams, Iberostar Tenerife and Herbalife Gran Canaria will play a pre-season game in the Adeje Las Torres Pavilion at 8.30pm.
There are still tickets available for what should be a cracking game, and are only €5 and €10 euros. They are on sale at the Adeje pavilion, at the Todo Hobby shop in Calle Piedra Redonda and in the offices of CB Canarias in the Santiago Martín stadium in la Laguna.
This will be the fans’ first chance to see some of the sides’ new signings, and enjoy a top class game.