The Minister of Social Affairs and Sports of the Government of the Balearic Islands, Fine Santiagoand the director general d’Esports, Carlos Gonyalonshave visited the Mallorca Palma Futsal squad in training this morning at the Palau Municipal d’Esports in Sound Moix. In fact, the councilor has taken advantage of the occasion to appear before the media and announce the aid that the Government will offer to the two Majorcan clubs that participate in European competitionMallorca Palma Futsal and Avarca de Menorca, for women’s volleyball.
The Minister confirmed that it is a subsidy of about 60,000 euros that will be shared between the two clubs that participate in international competitions and will serve to cover travel and living expenses, aside from the other subsidy that all clubs that do not participate in European competitions will also receive.
For his part, the general director of Mallorca Palma Futsal, Jose Tiradocommented that from the club they feel very happy and very content because “it is a very important bet of the Government, especially for give it the value that a Mallorcan team has in this case to participate in a European competition, and many times, we no longer talk about the amount, that everything helps, but rather it is to give added value to the fact that clubs that have the possibility, and win on the track, as is the case with Palma, to be able to compete, we are very grateful. Many times it seems that qualifying for the Champions is that money is going to fall from the sky and this looks like football, but this is not the case. Obviously, sportingly for us it is incredible, but we need the maximum help, “said Tirado.
In addition, the general manager of Palma also spoke about the format of the European competition. “If they had given me a choice, I would prefer to play a game here and another one away, I think everyone knows what a Champions League match in Son Moix could be and what it would mean for the fans and for the club. In addition, it would be a great source of income to face the European competition. UEFA gives you some help, but I can guarantee you that we have to move 25, 26, 27 people to Belgium for a week, who charge us up to training hours. It is another world, totally different from what we are used to. It is very nice, we are all going to the Champions League, but they are budget items that you do not have in mind until you really have to face them. UEFA is involved and gives important help, but we also need more help,” José Tirado assured the media.