the protest of students and families is mounting

Access to the gymnasium of the “Esseneto” school is not limited to the Agrigentum-Petrarca Volley Association and protests. “The right to sports has been denied to many young people – says the group’s federal coach Angelo Cinquemani – with an unfair provision by the institute that deprives children of the availability of the school gymnasium to play, train, have fun and grow together.

All this happens when the current legislation also allows team sports in the yellow and orange area, behind compliance with specific anticovid security protocols of the sports federations and the possession of the super green passport of all athletes. But the school administration has still decided to withdraw the concession for the use of the school gymnasium to the association Agrigentum-Petrarca Volley, which has used the premises for over 30 years, citing the fact that “our province no longer in the white zone “.

The measure was launched in early January and since then, the volleyball players of “Petrarca”, a historic team capable of leading Agrigento to the conquest of several national youth titles and playing in the men’s Serie C championship, are waiting to be able to return to get the track. Field “.

A story that therefore creates some dissatisfaction not only among the students from the sports center, but also among their families.

“We are deeply disappointed and embittered – Angelo Cinquemani continues – for a decision we do not understand. The institute is referring to a ministerial circular last autumn, now largely replaced by the new government rules for sport during the Covid emergency, which the principal advises on the criteria for the use of school classes in the white zone, circular which in any case does not determine the revocation measures that remain with the health authorities.The schools are also equated with all other public and private facilities and it is not clear why you can not do sports in “Esseneto”, while in other gymnastics classes, fifty meters away, you can do regular exercises. The school gymnasium is owned by everyone who uses our association, after concession, strictly according to the rules during this period, children would have a greater need to achieve it in order to re-open to socialization and human Relationships related to sports. Instead, we were even forced with the senior ladies team to migrate to a sports facility outside the city, in the cave, to have the opportunity to train and participate in the championship. We have repeatedly been interested in the municipality of Agrigento, the owner of the plant, about the problem, but without ever finding any concrete solutions. We will continue to work hard, together with the children and their parents, to regain the right to sport, which is being denied in our city today.


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