Last weekend, between 6 and 8 September, numerous sporting events were held with a large number of athletes participating.
Between the 6th and 8th, Ferragudo hosted the VII International Basketball City Tournament of Lagoa, a co-organized competition between the municipality of Lagoa and the ACD of Ferragudo, which brought together about 400 athletes, who represented all of them for 3 days. the senior training teams and teams, distributed across all categories and genres, which animated the Ferragudo Ship and the very public present throughout the weekend. Particularly noteworthy are the ACD Ferragudo women's under-14, women's under-16 and women's under-19 teams, who took 1st place in their respective categories.
On the 7th and 8th of September, the most anticipated moment of the 2019 season of the National Futevolei was held on the magnificent Carvoeiro Beach, the 2019 Final of the National Futevolei Championship. There were 12 pairs, namely 24 athletes, the best and most respected of the modality they were in fighting for the 2019 national title. The game of all decisions, the grand final, faced a pair from Póvoa de Varzim and another from Faro, both of them looking for the first national title in a match. very intense and emotional Filipe Santos and Beto Correia beat David Peres and Djalmir Andrade in 2 sets with no response to the partials (18×8 | 18×16), despite the excellent replica of the farense duo in the 2nd set, were already national champions of 2019, thus reaching the first national title in its history.
Still in Carvoeiro, on the morning of September 8th (Municipal Holiday, and commemorative date of the festivities in honor of Nossa Senhora da Luz, Patroness of Lagoa), around 200 people started the regional calendar of marches and races of the Algarve, a project integrated in the National March and Race Program, with the IPDJ quality seal – Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth, IP – in a co-organization with the municipality of Lagoa, attended by the Regional Director of IPDJ, Custódio Moreno, and the Mayor of Lagoa, Luis Encarnação.
Also on Sunday, but in the Parish of Porches, was held the V edition of Rota das Vindimas in MTB. About 45 mountain biking lovers had the opportunity to take a guided tour through the scenery of the coast of Lagoa, and get to know some of the nectars produced in Lagoa through visits to local vineyards and winemakers.
Also noteworthy are the presentations of the Handball Teams – Senior Men of Lagoa Académico Clube, which will compete in the 2nd National Division of the sport, and the presentation of the SRBU Parchalense women's seniors futsal team, which will compete in the district championships.
Lagoa, “Amigo do Esporte” municipality (designation given by the Portuguese Association for Sport Management), thus continues to follow the axes of the Strategic Sports Plan of the Municipality of Lagoa, “Sport for All” (1st Axis), “Sport Competition” (2nd Axis), and “Lagoa Welcomes Major Sporting Events” (3rd Axis), as a way to not only increase more than 1,600 federated athletes, but mainly to promote physical exercise, sports practice among the population.