Estádio de Praia hosts Porto Beach Rugby this Saturday

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João Queirós

The municipal company Ágora set up the Beach Stadium, nearby the Edifício Transparente, one year after the last competition. The site will be the stage of a vast set of sports events, namely handball, football, foot volley and beach tennis, until the end of August. This weekend kicks off with another edition of Porto Beach Rugby.

The debut event of the Estádio da Praia is the first round of Portugal’s Beach Rugby Trophy, with 12 teams, eight male teams and four female teams. All guidelines issued by the DGS are implemented, according to the organisation. The Estádio da Praia site is to host other sporting events, such as football, handball, beach tennis and foot volley.

In addition to the best national teams, the Beach Rugby Trophy already confirmed the attendance of several international teams, with the highlight for the European champions, the French of Ovale Beach.

On Sunday, 27 June, Porto Beach Rugby features a tournament by the formation classes (under-6 to the under-12), which will be played in the morning and the Youth Cup, for the formation classes under-14 and under-16, scheduled for the afternoon.

In July, the Estádio de Praia hosts two stages of the Regional Handball competition, the And’Praia. Matches take place between Thursday and Sunday, with the first stage scheduled for 8, 9, 10 and 11 July, and the second stage from 15 to 18 July.

The competition is open to senior classes, under-17 and under-14. Regulations and applications can be consulted at the Associação de Andebol do Porto website.

Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, there are preventive measures in place, under the DGS guidelines, namely seat capacity, restricted access to the Estádio de Praia, which is exclusive to athletes, teams and participants in the respective competitions.

The full timetable of competitions will be made available soon.