This Monday the second edition of the MIC International Basketball International Basketball Tournament, which this year celebrates its 2nd edition, has been presented. The event was attended by the player of FC Barcelona Lassa Pierre Oriola and the player from the Spar Citylift Girona Núria Martínez.
Two players from the basketball team of the Ramon Noguera Foundation have also participated: Anna Rius and Cristian González, who have exchanged their impressions of the last edition with the presenter of the event, and have commented Your expectations for this new tournament.
Pierre Oriola has recommended to the participants of this edition that "they will have fun playing the sport they like most" and has urged them "to enjoy the experience with their classmates and if they can win, better than the best" . For her part, Núria Martínez explained that the most important in an experience such as the MICBasketball is "to absorb the knowledge and culture of the boys and girls that participate", and as Oriola has highlighted the importance of " team and enjoy each game ".
Juanjo Rovira, director of MICSports, assured that "the clubs that participate in MICBasketball are very happy, which is demonstrated by the large number of teams that repeat this second edition," adding that "they are happy with it Great number of prestigious clubs that join the tournament this year. " Rovira also highlighted the great growth of the MICFootball "that now includes Hostalric to La Jonquera and increasingly adds more teams from the 5 continents." Finally, the director of the tournament wanted to emphasize that the MIC Integra reaches the 6th edition and that "as every year, it will allow the boys and girls that participate to enjoy a day full of positive values."
The presentation was also attended by the mayor of Girona, Marta Madrenas, on behalf of the city councils of Girona; the president of the Diputació de Girona, Pere Vila; the territorial representative of the Secretary General of Sport of the Generalitat in Girona, Josep Pujols and the Director of Banking of Institutions of CaixaBank in Girona, Josep Blanch.
The MICBasketball celebrates its second edition, bringing together 112 teams from 11 countries, thus exceeding the 60 that took part in the tournament last year. This means that more than 500 games will be played and more than 1,000 players and players from all over the world will be present. Good proof of the success of the first edition is that 50% of the 2017 participating teams this year will once again repeat the MICBasketball experience. One of the novelties of this edition is that six new categories will be released, 4 at the male level (U18, U15, U13 and U12), and 2 women (U18 and U12).
It will take place from March 28 to April 1, and will be held in 16 pavilions of the counties of Girona: Vidreres, Bescanó, Girona, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Palamós, Lloret de Mar, Maçanet, Cassà de la Selva, La Bisbal, Santa Cristina d'Aro, Begur, Calonge, Caldes de Malavella, Fornells de la Selva, Vilobí d'Onyar and Sils.
The tournament, which this year again has the main sponsorship of CaixaBank and the Diputació de Girona, defends values such as effort, certainty, respect and teamwork. MICBasketball is a great opportunity for all participants to learn about other cultures and to compete with future stars of world basketball. In this edition, without going any further, there is a great poster that includes teams of great renown such as FC Barcelona, Joventut de Badalona, Valencia Basket, Unicaja de Málaga, Partizan of Belgrade, Celtic Sequins, the Besiktas or the Khimki.
MICFootball is of legal age
In parallel to the MICBasketball, this year the eighteenth MICFootball will be played. Edition after edition, MICFootball has become the reference tournament of world soccer base. For this reason, and with the aim of continuing to grow, this 2018 is going from 264 to 372 registered teams, which will play in 46 playgrounds of the Costa Brava.
6th edition of MIC Integra
The MIC Integra football adapted for people with intellectual disabilities celebrates 6 years. This year several soccer and basketball teams from all over Catalonia will be cited on Friday, March 30th, in Vidreres to compete among them. MIC Integra has the support of "la Caixa" Welfare Projects and aims to promote the creation of a space in the sports imaginary to make these players have their own competition.