The President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, and the Minister of the Presidency, Meritxell Budó, met by video conference on Monday, World Physical Activity Day, with different agents from the world of sports. “ Sport was one of the first sectors affected by the coronavirus crisis That’s why today, as I met with its top representatives, I wanted to convey a collective message and hear their requests, “acknowledged Torra.” We emphasized the need for a plan in the medium and long term, to recover especially the basic, popular and school sports, “added Budó.
This video conference with the sports sector was also attended by the Secretary-General of Sport and Physical Activity, Gerard Figueras; the director of the Catalan Sports Council, Antoni Reig; the director of the CAR of Sant Cugat, Ramon Terrassa; the director of the Circuit de Catalunya, Joan Fontserè; the President of the Union of Sports Federations of Catalonia, Gerard Esteva; the President of the Union of Sports Councils of Catalonia, Jaume Domingo; the president of the College of Sports Professionals of Catalonia, Pere Manuel; the President of the Cycling Tour of Catalonia, Rubén Peris; the President of the Catalan Football Federation, Joan Soteras; the President of the Catalan Basketball Federation, Ferran Aril; the President of the Barcelona School Council, Jaume Mora; the president of the Catalan Swimming Federation, Enric Bertran; the president of the Pro Selections Catalan Platform, Xavier Vinyals, and, on behalf of the University Sports Council of Catalonia, Ulpi Roman.
“In order to develop this plan for the promotion of Catalan sport, the Government will convene a sectoral table so that all sports agents can contribute with their proposals,” said Figueras.
“We have informed you of the need for a structural plan to enable the entities to be viable. They have explained the economic hardships we are currently experiencing and all the virtual activity that is taking place in the clubs and federations. Marshall was asked by the plan that sport requires four pillars: digitalization, taxation, employment and funding, “said Esteva.