The Andalusian Women’s Challenger Basketball Cup 2021, promoted by the Malaga Provincial Council, will face CAB Estepona and CD Ramón y Cajal de Granada at the pavilion in the Malaga town of Benahavís on Saturday, September 11 at 12 noon.
“From the Diputación we are always committed to promoting events that give visibility and promote the sport practiced by women, in this case, basketball”, highlighted the first vice president of the Diputación and responsible for Education, Youth and Sports, Juan Carlos Maldonado.
Thus, in the presentation of the sporting event, Maldonado has stressed that “the province of Malaga breathes basketball and in 2019 Estepona precisely hosted this Cup that Unicaja won in that edition.”
The two leading teams will be the two top-class Andalusian teams, both will compete in the Women’s Challenge League, which begins on September 25. This is the Spanish sub-maximum competition, which opens this season to give a boost to women’s basketball and which acts as a bridge between the Endesa Women’s League (first) and the Women’s League 2 (third).
The first vice president stressed that “we not only want to work so that there are more players of all ages, but our challenge is focused on increasing the number of women on the benches, in refereeing, in management”. All this under the umbrella of the Provincial Council’s More Sports, More Women program that seeks equity in sports and the promotion of women in all areas and sectors.
Instilling the practice and values of sport from the base is the objective that the Sports Service promotes in the educational basketball leagues, the Spring Tournament, the Provincial 3 × 3 Basketball Circuit, the Basketball Campus, the League Primavera Baby Basket or the Costa del Sol Basketball Tournament.
Maldonado thanked the Benahavís City Council for “its constant commitment to sport”; to the finalist clubs “their daily work for basketball and, especially, for the female category” and to the federation, “their work so that this Cup can be carried out and enjoyed with all the security guarantees that the current context requires”.
The event was attended by José María Arrabal, Secretary General for Sports of the Junta de Andalucía; Antonio de Torres, president of the Andalusian Basketball Federation; José Antonio Mena, mayor of Benahavís; Alonso Mena, councilors; as well as Ricardo Bandrés, provincial delegate and vice president of the Andalusian Basketball Federation; Eduardo Borrego, president of CAB Estepona and Luis Felipe, president of CD Ramón y Cajal de Granada.