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International HANDBALL Tournament brings to Lagoa foreign athletes

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International HANDBALL Tournament brings to Lagoa foreign athletes

The International Under-19 Tournament took place for 3 days, between 10th and 12th April ' 19 at the Municipal Sports Pavilion, Jacinto Correia, in Lagoa. It was attended by the Selections of Portugal, Spain, France and Israel, and Portugal was ranked fourth, followed by Israel and Spain and Francein first.

The organization resulted from the collaboration between the Municipality of Lagoa, the Handball Federation of Portugal and the Association of Handball of the Algarve. It was a friendly tournament, private by invitation. The vice president of the modality Federation, Juliana Sousa, explained that this was essentially a preparation tournament for the upcoming World Championship. "

The president of the Algarve Handball Association, João Estrela, said that handball is a modality that is "trendy", either in the country or in the region.

For its part, the Vice-President of the municipality, Luís Encarnação, confirmed that the City Council of  Lagoa has been receiving, in recent times, many sports  events, involving national and international teams of different modalities. "This Bet of the Municipality aims to monetize the good infrastructures that the county possesses, promote healthy living habits with the local population, and reinforce Lagoa as an active tourism destination".

Luís Encarnação revealed, in this regard, that the number of nights associated with sports events in the municipality of Lagoa, during the year 2018, was higher than 27mil and 500. This estimate that the mayor of sport and economic development found in a balance sheet meeting with the hotel of the county, should correspond to economic results in the order of 1, 8 million euros.

After the Municipality of Lagoa took the challenge of active Tourism in BTL ' 2018, "The balance made one year later is positive and encourages to continue the investment in the sports development strategy of the county," said the same mayor.

Lagoa, April 15, 2019

Municipality of Lagoa

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