The Councilor for Citizen Participation and Sports of the Huelva City Council, Maria Teresa Flores; and the president of Assyrian ClubJosé María Cuenca, presented this Thursday at a press conference the XVIII edition of the Colombian Archery Trophywhich will be held on August 6 and 7 at the facilities of this club located on Avenida Fuerzas Armadas and which will bring together 208 athletes from 20 national clubs and Portugal. A presentation to the media that has been attended by Marta Aznar Tejero, Cristóbal Gómez and Miriam Camacho, medalists of the Spanish Championship held last weekend in Madrid.

María Teresa Flores has highlighted that “it is a sporting event linked to our Colombian Festivals, one of the classics of the August calendar, organized by the Asirio Club, and which returns after two years of absence to reconfirm its prestige as one of the the tournaments preferred by the goalkeepers of our country and also of Portugal, with which we will also once again value our city as the capital of sport”.

Likewise, the Councilor for Sports has highlighted “the close collaboration of the City Council with a club that has been decisive in the rise of this sporting modality among the people of Huelva and that has also achieved that its goalkeepers achieve important successes in the different national and international competitions. international”. And, in this regard, he recalled the success of the 41 participants of the Asirio Club in the Spanish Championship, where they won 17 medals, thus raising the Andalusian Federation to second position in the national ranking, as well as the participation of Marta Aznar Tejero , Cristóbal Gómez, Leyre Fernández and coach from Huelva Agustín Rodríguez Gómez at the European Championship to be held in England in the coming days.

Likewise, the mayor recalled that “thanks to the improvement of the club’s facilities, our city hosted the Andalusian Archery Championship in 2021, where between 250 and 300 athletes of this sport from the entire Andalusian geography participated”

For his part, José María Cuenca pointed out that “it is a trophy that gives fans of this sport a lot of room for participation by reducing the distance to 30 meters and where the key to success lies in combining the sporting aspect with the playful, turning it into a great end-of-season party”.

The XVIII edition of the Colombian Archery Trophy, which has been delayed this year in the calendar as it coincides with the Spanish championship, will start on August 6 with the competition for the youngest, in which 67 archers and archers in the categories of squirrels, benjamines, fry and novices. And on August 7, it will be the turn of the rest of the modalities at 30 meters on an 80-centimeter target.