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Discover all the sports of the Universitat de València through “Via Esportiva”

University of Valencia organized the regional cross championship and climbed to the top of the podium Yesterday The University of Valencia CADU League

Success of participation in the course of international certification in kinanthropometry per ISAK

Butlletí del Servei d’Educació Física i Esports

proclaimed itself as regional champion of Cross after winning the Championship University of Valencia in the bed of the Turia River and organized by the Universitat de València.

In the female category the athlete of the UV, Andrea Salvador Pascual crossed the goal line in first place ahead of Laura García (Jaume I University) and Cristina Juan (University of Alicante). Ana March (UV) finished fourth. In male category Alberto López finished second only beaten by Guillem Adell (Univ Jaume I). Completing the podium was Javier Colomer (UPV). The participants had to run 6 kms. in four laps in a 1,500 m circuit.

On the other hand, the University of València will contend on 22 February with the Catholic University on the last day of the regional championship of University sport to determine the regional finalists in different modalities. University of València has already assured his presence in the final in men’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball and rugby. In addition, during today female football 7 and female rugby teams involved in concentrations which will decide the finalists could also get classified.

120 students attend the course on the history of Valencia CF at the University The University organizes the ninth edition of Open Kendo Tournament

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The sports bulletin of the University, also in english

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The University of Valencia organizes 4 autonomic University Championships

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The University teams, with one foot in the cadu finals Interview

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EDUCATION AREA SUCCESS Of PARTICIPATION IN THE COURSE Of INTERNATIONAL CERTIfICATION IN KINANTHROPOMETRy PER ISAK DISCOVER ALL THE SPORTS Of THE UNIVERSITAT DE VALÈNCIA THROUGH “VIA ESPORTIVA” The program is broadcast online through youTube every week University Sport also wins a slot within the audiovisual landscape. It’s “Via Esportiva”, a programme to be broadcast each week and which the University Sports will play a leading role.

Registration period is closed. All the places are gone One more year, the available places to attend the international training course in kinanthropometry to be held from 24 to 26 February 2012 at Tarongers Campus facilities have been covered. The course, organized by the Physical Education and Sports Service at the University of Valencia through the Athlete’s Support Cabinet, is coordinated by Miguel a. Buil, doctor on this cabinet, and directed by the doctor in medicine Francisco Esparza, one of the most promi-

nent specialists of kinanthropometry in Spain, author of numerous articles, several works that are reference in this field, which for years has been head of the Spanish group of Kinanthropometry and simultaneously Spain representative on the International Executive Committee of the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK). The Organization expects all attendees to have a positive course experience, just as in previous editions.

Four programs have already been broadcast in which kendo, women’s volleyball; taekwondo and rugby 7 were introduced by coaches and athletes of the University of Valencia. Every week new disciplines will be reported through YouTube channel of MediaUni and the University of Valencia. With this new initiative, the University of Valencia extends its means to report and spread their activities through another media that adds up to the monthly XanoEsport publication and the recent addition of the radio section “El temps dels esports” in the program “La Universitat al dia” which broadcasts on MediaUni every Monday.

You can review all the videos on the pages of MediaUni and the physical Servei d’Educació i Esports, Universitat de València

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120 students attend the course on the history of Valencia CF at the University The rector of the University and the President of the Valencia CF Foundation inaugurated this third edition The third edition of the course History of Valencia CF, organized by the Centro de Formación Fundación Valencia Club de Fútbol and the University of Valencia began on Monday, 20 February, with the official opening in the Philology Faculty, Blasco Ibáñez campus, venue of the sessions until the end of the course on 6th March.

About 120 students enrolled in this edition, in which it was necessary to expand the number of places due to the high demand from students. The event had the interventions of the rector of the University of Valencia, Esteban Morcillo; the President of the Fundació VCF, Társilo Piles; the director of the Physical Education and Sport Service, José Campos, the director of external and institutional relations of the Valencia CF, Jordi Bruixola, and the director of the course, Alfonso Gil, also Professor of Journalism at the University.

Next 18th March Valencia CF will be 93 years since its foundation and 89 years for Mestalla pitch (May 20th), two anniversaries that symbolize the importance of the Valencia CF in a sportive, social, economic, financial and cultural level both in the national and international football. In this sense both Esteban Morcillo and Társilo Piles pointed out that both entities “share the city” in which they have a great tradition and prioritize a common objective: to address to the society.

The rector also added that among the purposes of the University not only the provision of services to society is included but also research, and the institution develops all kinds of sports studies, some of them collaborating with Valencia CF.

have, “of studying our history”. For his part, José Campos mentioned also the rise of the female presence in the football world. For his part, Alfonso Gil referred to the

“footballized society and the need to study the Club and its role in society in order to understand that process”

To achieve this goal, the 120 students will participate in ten threehour sessions, under an interdisciplinary group of teachers made up of university professors, journalists, authors of different essays and publications on the entity, responsible persons in the Club and players. It is also planned, for those enrolled, to visit Mestalla and the exhibition “Science and sport with Valencia FC” hosted by the Sciences Museum of Valencia.

Then, Jordi Bruixola stressed the possibility, which not all the clubs

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THE UNIVERSITY ORGANIZES THE NINTH EDITION OF OPEN KENDO TOURNAMENT, THE ANNUAL APPOINTMENT WITH THE JAPANESE FENCING It is nearly the first decade. The Kendo Open at the University of Valencia celebrates this year its ninth edition and stands as well as the annual event that allows fans and the public in general practice or simply know the ins and outs of Japanese fencing, sport and much more, as the kendo involves philosophy, even with an artistic component. From Friday 24th to Sunday 26th, the Physical Education and Sports Service of the institution organizes the IX Edition of the Open Kendo at the University of Valencia. The appointment with this oriental practice, both the competition as the specific training workshops (registration only for the last is required) will be held in the University Pavilion (Menéndez y Pelayo, 19). Registration to participate in the Open is already available and all the information about how to register and detailed information on this quote can be found through the Open blog.

http://kendouv.es/open

“We want society to learn kendo and everything surrounding Japanese culture and vice versa, therefore, those who are not interested in competing can come to see this oriental practice because admission is free to the University Pavilion” points out Vicente Soriano, technical coordinator of the Kendo Open at the University of Valencia since its creation. It should be noted that the University of Valencia is a pioneer in the practice of kendo, and imparts such activity within its range of leisure and sports since 1995. Since 1999 the Sport Club of the University of Valencia has one section of kendo to compete. Once more this event counts on the collaboration of the General Consulate of the Japan in Barcelona and is a recommended event in its cultural agenda. Within the framework of a university exchange agreement, between the University of Waseda (Tokyo) and the University of Valencia (for six years students from both institutions par-

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ticipate in them) for this edition of the Clinic classes will be taught by YanoSensei, 8th Dan Kendo Kyoshi and Shi Han (Professor) of Waseda University, as well as the collaboration of TakeshitaSensei, MiyakeSensei, Davis Sensei (7th Dan in Kendo Kyoshi, international referee and member of the British Kendo Association), among other prominent instructors and students of Waseda University. These last also participants in the Open.

THE UNIVERSITy Of VALENCIA PARTICIPATED IN THE TECHNICAL WORKSHOP ‘ SPORTS MANAGEMENT IN TIMES Of CRISIS’ Registration for these sessions, which took place in the sports complex of La Pechina, was free

The competition will be in teams of three participants, with a minimum of two participants. The competition will have two modalities: male and female.

THE SPORTS BULLETIN Of THE UNIVERSITy, ALSO IN ENGLISH From No. 75, trilingual Xano Esport From now on the newsletter on sports in the University of Valencia may also be read in English. The sports news, that are collected monthly in the digital publication Xano Esport, will be published in English from this number, 75.

until now were published in Spanish and Valencian.

From now on, all the news generated by Physical Education and Sports Service and its sportspeople will be published in three languages, which

With this new tool, the Physical Education and Sports Service allows the University community and the public in general to be informed about what happens in the sports field of the University of València in all three languages.

Antonio Ariño, Vice-Chancellor of Culture, Equality and Planning at the University of Valencia participated in the 13th day Technical Conference on Sports Management in Times of Crisis, which took place on Thursday 26 January day in the sports complex of Pechina.

The presence of English is part of the bet on the internationalization of the University of Valencia, the second Europe destination preferred by students within the Erasmus programme.

Subscription to Xano Esport and all the sports news of the University (activities, access to facilities, courses, special promotions, competitions, etc.) can be done through the web page of the Physical Education and Sports Service, University of Valencia

www.uv.es/sef

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During the morning session the current scene of the culture and physical activity in Valencian society was treated in order to find new ways of sports management in our economic situation. This technical conference was aimed especially at sports managers in both the public and private sectors and technicians. Registration was completely free. More information on the website

www.gepacv.org

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COMPETITION AREA THE UNIVERSITy Of VALENCIA ORGANIZES AUTONOMIC UNIVERSITy CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CROSS-COUNTRY, ORIENTEERING, TAEKWONDO AND ARCHERy The University of Valencia will organize during the current course, four regional championships of University Sport (CADU), competitions which constitute the prelude of the Spanish University Championships, and where the best sportsmen and sportswomen from the seven universities of Valencia meet After exams the competition will return to universities with a tight schedule as they will compete for 23 different sports between February and April. The University organized the cross-country Championship in the first place, on 15th February. This competition will be followed by orienteering (March 29th) in which the University will become venue and archery (March 3rd) and taekwondo (March 31st). In any case, dozens of students of the University will be mobilized in the coming days to attend these competitions whose organizations are shared by the Valencian universities.

THE UNIVERSITy fOOTBALL, RUGBy AND BASKETBALL TEAMS, WITH ONE fOOT IN THE CADU fINALS Some teams risk the pass to the finals on last day Just one day to the end of the regular season of CADU League (regional championship of university sport), the University of València female basketball team leads after beating the University of Alicante yesterday in the Alicante University Pavilion, and their presence and the male football and rugby teams of the University are ensured in the CADU final to be held on 8th March. The last day of the League before the final, to be held on 22 February, will be critical to the team of men’s basketball, who must win the match to continue with options of qualifying for the finals. On the other hand, the combined rugby 7 and 7 women’s football will

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participate in a day in format of concentration to obtain the pass to the finals, to be held next Thursday 16th at Universitat Jaume I. The Universitat de València teams are likely to qualify as both women’s teams lead their respective competitions after the two concentrations that have played to date:

SPORT

PLACE Of PLAy

Male Basketball

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UVEG

UA Pavilion

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Female Basketball

UA Pavilion

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Male Futsal

UA Pavilion

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Female Futsal

San Vicente Pavilion

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Male Football

UA pitch

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Male Handball

Blasco Ibáñez Pavilion

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Female Handball

Blasco Ibáñez Pavilion

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Male Volleyball

South Hall (Aulario Sur)

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Female Volleyball

South Hall (Aulario Sur)

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Female Volleyball

El Saler city

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INTERVIEW REACHING THE SUMMIT AT 20 Arantxa Martínez is Spain’s first runner-up of aerobic gymnastics and is part of the group of University students who participated in the China Universiade Arantxa studies 3rd year of journalism at the University of Valencia. In his final season, she was first runnerup of Spain singles and twelfth in the European Championship in addition to having participated in the World Cup in Italy, Bulgaria and Portugal. Question: How and when did you begin to compete? Answer: I started when I was 8, when I enrolled in aerobics as extracurricular activity at school, and my coach took me to some school competitions. Later I started to train outside the school and compete at regional and national levels. At age 14, I did my first competition as part of the Spanish selection in child category. Q: what is your dream as a sportswoman? A: my dream is to take the most of all my possibilities, and not to have the feeling that I could have arrived further. I decided not to consider any concrete objective because I noticed that in this world it is very difficult. I look forward to continue working hard and willingly and sooner or later the reward will appear. Q: there are many university students who do not practice any sport, what I would say to encourage them to practice aerobics? A: they should fancy to play any sport, I believe that University life is very easy to combine with other activities. Perhaps Aerobics is not the most suitable sport to practice at University, because it should begin very early, but students should dare to play any sport, and to take advantage of all the options that UV offers in the sports field, I think there are many and varied. Q: what are the values in a sport such as aerobic gymnastics? A: I think that aerobic gymnastics is a very complete sport where strength, flexibility, and great technique is needed. It is also a very artistic and colorful sport. Q: which was the most emotional day of your career?

A: I think that the 1st time I was Spain champion at 13, and when I got the fifth place as individual in the world Championship in Germany 2008. Q: can you tell us an anecdote about those days in the Universiade? A: It has been a great experience in general, since aerobic gymnastics is not an Olympic sport, this has been just as living a “miniolimpiada”. Everything has been very exciting, sleeping in the Olympic village, the incredible facilities, the fact that it was in China, etc. Something that caught my attention was the market on the last days of the competition in the village exchanging the clothes from different selections. In there one can exchange from training suits to backpacks or shoes. Q: as a member of the Elite program for athletes of the UV, what advantages do you have in your case? A: in my case I count on a one-year scholarship of € 600, full payment of tuition and free access to the sports facilities, the physiotherapist and sports psychologist. I also have the ease of changing exams when I compete in official competitions. Q: after participating in the China Universiade what are your expectations for this season? A: in the Universiade we focus in the group category, this year we are preparing the world championship to be held in June in Bulgaria and where I train for the individual category and trio. Q: the course started with the welcome of the rector, Esteban Morcillo, together delegation of nine stuwith the dents of the University of Valencia who this summer participated in the University Olympics. How did the meeting go? A: it was very nice and exciting that the University made a small recognition to all of us. I think we all feel confortable and happy to be there, and also for our University

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to thank us for this. Q: it is the maximum participation of students of the University of Valencia in the most important world competition, the Universiade. All indications are that the students of the University of Valencia have an enviable level. A: well I think so, I believe that all students who we have attended this competition is part of the respective Spanish selections, so the level is very high. Q: what is the key for an academic institution to have this level?, what contributes in these excellent results? A: I think that to support and help athletes contributes a lot, and in this case I think that the University offers many facilities, from financial aid, which in minority sports such as mine is necessary, aid for physio or psychologists. Give facilities when making exams is also very important for us, because we have many international competitions and have to miss quite a lot. Q: is it difficult to combine journalism with competitive sport? A: the truth is that I have not had any problem to combine journalism with my training sessions, I feel much more comfortable than in my years at High School. Maybe in practical degrees there is little more complications but nothing to be fail to settle. Q: does it involve many sacrifices to combine both careers? is it worth it? A: yes, it entails sacrifices, but I am already used to it, I cannot say that I live University life to the limit, but I share the same ‘day by day’ whith my colleagues wherever I can. The only thing is that I do not have much free time, but I believe that with a bit of organization, sacrifice and desire you can do everything what you want to.

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