Braga to host EUSA Futsal 2019
Portuguese city of Braga will host the European Universities Futsal Championship next July, and in the beginning of December inspection visit was organised to check the preparations.
EUSA Technical Delegate for Futsal Mr Tomasz Aftanski visited Braga in order to evaluate the readiness of the Organizing Committee and the facilities which will host the EUC in July. The visit was held between November 30 and December 2, 2018. Organizing Committee was represented by the following Institutions: University of Minho Social Services, University of Minho Students Union, Portuguese University Sports Federation and Braga City Council.
The OC was lead by Mr Nuno Reis, President of the Students Union and President of the OC, Mr Antonio Paisana, Administrator of University of Minho Social Services, Mr Francisco Duarte, Vice President of Portuguese University Sports Federation, Mr Pedro Almeida, Secretary General of the OC and Mr Carlos Videira, University of Minho Sports Director.
The program started with a visit to the UMinho Residences, Lamaçães Sports Hall and Altice Forum Braga, where the delegation was welcomed by Mr Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga, who reaffirmed the commitment of the City Council to the success of EUSA Futsal 2019.
Before lunch, the delegation visited Braga´s City Center where the Opening Ceremony will take place, Braga´s Central Hospital and UMinho’s catering facilities. In the UMinho Sports Hall, the delegation watched a futsal match between SC Braga/AAUM and CR Quinta dos Lombos for the Sport Zone´s League. Mr Pedro Dias, Director of Portuguese Football Federation and OC Vice-President, was also present.
The inspection visit ended with a meeting being held between the OC and the EUSA delegate where the main organizational and operational issues of the Championship were discussed. Mr Tomasz Aftanski expressed his satisfaction with the visit and his conviction that the 2019 European Universities Futsal Championship will be a great success.
Registration for the event is already open; see https://futsal2019.eusa.eu for more information.