Xàbia Council has responded to an official communique issued by CD Jávea yesterday evening in which the club expressed its dissatisfaction with Council rules apparently imposed on the club for training and match day attendance which it declared to be unfair when considered against regulations set for other sectors in the town.
In response, the Department of Sports in Xàbia insisted that it has always maintained continuous contact with all sports clubs and, since the health crisis began, it has kept them promptly informed of all the health protocols and safety plans which have had the primary objective that – despite the extraordinary circumstances that we are experiencing – the little ones can continue practicing sports due to its importance in terms of socialising and the adoption of healthy habits but always with the maximum guarantees of health safety.
Since work began in this uncertain season, the clubs – including CD Jávea – have received and been able to contribute to all the draft protocols that the municipal department has prepared (the last of which considered the policy surrounding the staging of matches and competitions) so that they could send feedback and suggestions.
As for the attendance of the public in the grassroots sport, as has been the case in all the other municipalities of the region and in the rest of the sports disciplines, competitions hosted in the sports facilities of Xàbia will be held behind closed doors. However, in the case of official friendlies (which are approved by the associated federation) which are held in the football stadium, a reduced number of spectators are allowed to enter in deference to parents or members of the board of directors who usually accompany the junior teams. It was CD Jávea itself which proposed that there be 8 people per team.
During his meetings with CD Jávea, the last of which was held yesterday afternoon (Monday), the councilor responsible for Sports, Alberto Tur, has always expressed his total willingness to meet directly with a representative group of parents to explain all the health security protocols and listen to their suggestions. He has also reminded them that these protocols can change at any time (to more flexible or stricter rules) when the evolution of the pandemic or regional and state decrees advises so.
The response also highlighted the Council’s commitment to the municipal football academy run by CD Jávea which is currently valued at 117,000 euros. In addition, the football club exclusively enjoys the facilities of the municipal football stadium for free and it is the Council that takes care of the electricity, water and heating bills as well as the maintenance and janitors.
The ground was one of the first to reopen after the State of Alarm was lifted and the Council has put all the necessary means in place so that activities such as summer campuses could continue over the summer.
With regards to first team games, during the meeting on Monday (held prior to the club’s statement) the councilor had already informed the club’s board that from this Sunday the maximum capacity for matchday would be 200 people.