Nazaré hosts the stage of the biggest beach handball event in Spain until 2023 – Region of Leiria


Arena 1000 is considered the biggest beach handball event in Spain, and over the next three years one of the stages will take place in Nazaré.

The information was released this afternoon by the Portuguese Handball Federation and is the result of a protocol that FAP, the Royal Spanish Handball Federation and the Chamber of Nazaré have signed for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023.

The Nazaré beach will thus host the “Arena Handball Tour” circuit, from July 2 to 4, 2021, and will include the participation of Spanish, Portuguese and foreign teams, in the female and male categories, at the sub12 and senior levels.

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“To have the first stop of the event outside of Spain fills me with pride. The combination of these three brands can only be very successful. The signing for three years is a credit of great confidence for the Spanish Federation ”, declared Walter Chicharro, Mayor of Nazaré, after the meeting, in the Salão Nobre dos Paços do Concelho, which validated the protocol and a also served for the second preparation meeting for the candidacy for the EHF Euro 2028.

Meeting took place in Nazaré

“This is another moment that strengthens cooperation between the two Iberian Federations. The realization of Arena 1000, with the support of the Municipality of Nazaré will be a highlight of beach handball. Nazaré was one of the main stages of beach handball, with enormous success and visibility. I am sure that this cooperation with the Spanish Federation, which includes the joint bid for Europe 2028, will bring very positive results for national handball ”, said Miguel Laranjeiro, President of the National Federation.

“Sport is also a savings promotion machine. Today is a day of great pride for us, because we are united in a common goal for both countries, ”said Francisco V. Blázquez, head of the Spanish Federation, who said he was satisfied with what he had done. seen in Nazaré with regard to conditions and sport, which “Prove the strong tradition of sport”.

The announcement of the completion of the stage in Nazaré was also made with the presence of Leiriense Mário Bernardes, head of FAP Beach Handball, and José María Fernández, vice-president and head of Beach Handball of the Spanish Federation. .
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