The Cabildo de Gran Canaria hosted this morning the presentation of the historic return to the Gran Canaria sport of the Guaguas Volleyball Club, a legend of Canarian volleyball and a benchmark for sport in general on the Island, said the president of the Cabildo, Antonio Morales.
The Island Institution wanted to warmly welcome the Club to what is “their home”, explained Morales, who wishes the greatest success and his support for the legendary Club for his return after 12 years of absence and stressed that Guaguas has a special relationship with the Cabildo since “his great triumphs have been experienced at the Insular Center of sports of Gran Canaria “.
El Guaguas, which will play its first match in September at the Mayor Juan Rodríguez Doreste International Memorial Tournament, He has 23 years of sports career, from 1985 to 2008, and has achieved five Men’s Volleyball Super Leagues, six Copa del Rey and one Spanish Super Cup. “There is no club in this land that has achieved so many victories in its short history,” Morales said.
The Sports Minister, Francisco Castellano, also celebrated the return of Guaguas, whose president, Juan Ruiz, thanked the Institution for its special sensitivity to the world of sports and unconditional support for this emblematic Club on its return to the field of play. .
“Guaguas will not disappoint and will do very important things again in Spain and Europe“Ruiz pointed out, as well as his commitment to” work very hard respecting everyone with humility so that Gran Canaria is positioned at the highest level nationally and internationally “.
In these moments of social and economic drama, the result of the terrible pandemic, it is “important to value the idea of projecting abroad the return of a Club of these characteristics“Morales added, since” it is good that positive news is transferred to society “, in this case through the world of sports. In addition, his return helps to show the benefits of Gran Canaria to the world, as the Cabildo has been doing .
The Insular Institution makes a huge effort every year to keep sport alive in each of its disciplines in Gran Canaria so that the island’s elite clubs and other sports clubs can survive and carry out their sports projects.
To close the welcome act and in a gesture of thanks to the island Institution for its support to the Club, Ruiz presented a shirt from the Gran Canaria team to the president of the Cabildo with his name on the back.