Vigo hosts the start of the third phase of the LaLiga Genuine Santander season


LaLiga Genuine Santander, the football league made up of teams for people with intellectual disabilities, returns to the city of Vigo to celebrate the start of the third phase of the 2022-23 season, after the second phase was held in Barcelona and Bilbao.

RC Celta, the host team for the weekend, wanted to share the celebration of its centenary with the protagonists of the inclusive project launched by LaLiga through its Foundation. This Friday, at the A Sede RC Celta facilities, the inauguration ceremony of this fourth stop on the Genuine calendar took place.

The president of LaLiga, Javier Tebas; the president of RC Celta, Carlos Mouriño, and the players from the Galician team, Joseph Aidoo and Gabri Veiga, welcomed the captains of the 22 participating teams this weekend.

“It is an enormous illusion to be here today, in the city of Vigo. We wanted to come here, in addition to the centenary of the club, to value the commitment that RC Celta Integra has been demonstrating since the birth of LaLiga Genuine Santander, a unique competition in the world, where the important thing is not to compete, but to share”, indicated Tebas.

For his part, Mouriño expressed Celta’s excitement for once again hosting LaLiga Genuine Santander. “I want to thank the president, Javier Tebas, and the entire organization for allowing us to share this very special moment in the centenary of RC Celta. Thank you, because it is a source of pride and joy for us to be able to host one of the venues of this competition again “, he pointed.

This Saturday and Sunday, the more than 350 players from this venue will meet at the Ciudad Deportiva A Madroa to play the 33 games that make up this stage of the competition. Arranged in three stripes, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday morning, the teams will be able to defend their colors to advance in the sports and Fair Play rankings. Admission is free throughout the weekend.

Banco Santander continues to support this project as title sponsor of the competition. With all this, LaLiga Genuine Santander once again has the involvement of its associated brands. For its part, Burger King Spain, as a brand associated with the competition, will continue with its ‘Tour Fanáticos de lo Real’, installing a Fan Zone with leisure activities.