The World Roller Games to be held in Barcelona in July 2019 continue to take shape in leaps and bounds. Proof of this is that the first meeting in 2018 of the Organising Committee for the event was held on Thursday. It was an interesting encounter that provided an opportunity to review a series of important points before the eyes of a wide range of institutional representatives.
The meeting was held in the headquarters of the Catalan Roller Sports Federation and attended by members of the Barcelona City Council, such as Sports Commissioner Marta Carranza, IBE (Barcelona Sports Institute) Manager Francesc Terrón and Event Manager Gabi Arranz.
Both the Royal Spanish Roller Sports Federation (RFEP) and Catalan Roller Sports Federation (FCP) were present through their main representatives. Those attending on behalf of the RFEP were President Carmelo Paniagua, Manager Xavier Moyano and Deputy President Carlos Feriche. The FCP was represented by President Ramón Basiana, Manager Albert Cucarella and Vice-President, Benjamí Pons.
The National Sports Council (CSD) was represented by Txus Mardaras, Deputy Director for Sports Promotion and Innovation, while the General Secretariat of Sport of the Government of Catalonia was represented by the Director of the Catalan Sports Council, Antoni Reig, and the Territorial Representative for Sport in Barcelona, Santi Siquier. The Barcelona Provincial Council completed the wide range of institutions with the presence of the Provincial Councillor for Sport, Maite Fandos, and Technical Advisor for Sports Matters, Daniel Laga.
The meeting tackled such important topics as the competition programme, the venues and confirmation of a WRG schedule to be definitively established between 5 and 14 July 2019. The issue of financing and sponsorship and progress in the plan to install a speed track were other relevant topics discussed during the meeting, in which all the projects of an event that has already attracted great interest in many countries were reviewed in detail.