Vuelta España cycle race to pass through Sabinillas again this year

Vuelta in Sabinillas

Once again Estepona will become the focus of the cycling world when the 4th stage of this years Vuelta España departs from Estepona around 12.30 pm on Tuesday 25 August bound for Vejer de la Frontera.

The riders will pass through Sabinillas at around 12.45 pm reaching Pueblo Nuevo de Guadiaro at around 12.55. Expect serious traffic disruption around the time the peloton and all the support vehicles, police, etc., pass through.

This year’s Vuelta begins in Puerto Banus, Marbella on Saturday 22, with the riders crossing the finishing line in Madrid, 21 stages later on Sunday 13 September.

Some of the world’s top riders will be competing including this year’s Tour de France winner Chriss Froome.

Vuelta route

Vuelta itinerary

New triumphs for Fencing School at national and regional level

The School of Fencing based in the Castle in Castillo de la Duquesa has recently been in action at a couple of tournaments.

In the Polideportivo de Leganes in Madrid members participated in the National Fencing Criterium for Under 10s and Under 12s, equivalent to the Spanish Championships in this category.

It was a great sight to see some 800 youngsters setting an example of sportsmanship and camaraderie, with all the children enjoying a day of sport and meeting new friends from across Spain, all with a common interest – fencing.

In the Women’s Under 10 Catherine Deardon took the gold, whilst in the Under 11s Amelia Deardon missed out on a deserved medal by a single hit from one of the tournaments top ten fencers.

Meanwhile in the Andalucia Fencing Championships held in Almeria recently, Maria Maldonado took the bronze medal; and the Manilva women’s team comprising Maria Maldonado, Noelia Tejera and Joanna Kustra took the silver.

The Mayor of Manilva, Diego Jose Jimenez and the Councillor for Sports, Agustin Vargas, on behalf of the local council wish to congratulate both athletes and coaches on their success.


Sign up for the V Corruco Run

Corruco Race

Manilva’s Athletics Club in collaboration with the Town Hall Sport Department has announced the date for the ‘V Carrera Popular Corruco Race’ which will be held on Saturday 22 August from 7 pm.

There are a number of categories with the main race taking in some 6 kms through Sabinillas, Duquesa and Castillo.

The categories are as follows:

Pre Benjamin – Girls and Boys born in 2008 and later. This race is over 400 m and sets off at 7 pm.
Benjamin – Girls and Boys born in 2006/2007. 400 m and sets off at 7 pm.
Alevin – Girls and Boys born in 2004/2005. 800 m and sets off at 7.15 pm.
Infantil – Girls and Boys born in 2002/2003. 800 m and sets off at 7.15 pm.
Cadete – Girls and Boys born in 2000/2001. 6 km and sets off at 8 pm.
Junior – Girls and Boys born from 1996 to 1999. 6 km and sets off at 8 pm.
Senior – Men and Women born from 1981 to 1995. 6 km and sets off at 8 pm.
Veterans A – Men and Women born from 1969 to 1980. 6 km and sets off at 8 pm.
Veterans B – Men and Women born in 1968 and before. 6 km and sets off at 8 pm.

Entry is 6 euros in the general categories, and 2 euros for children.
Registration is open up until 2 pm on August 20, 2014.
Participation limited to 550 runners.
There are T-shirts, trophies and prizes for competitors.
To register visit:

The Gecko Tour Manilva Open

Gecko Tour

The Gecko Tour to hold the first ever Manilva Open at La Duquesa Golf Club.

La Duquesa Golf Club is quietly hidden away behind the bustling port of Duquesa and being the only golf course in Manilva it was naturally chosen to host the event. This secret gem of a golf course is being bought back to its former glory, when it was once listed in the top 100 courses of the world.

Designed by Robert Trent jones Snr, the course opened in 1989 a good number of years after his earlier designs at Sotogrande, Las Brisas and Valderrama. La Duquesa might not be as highly regarded as the trio of top ranked iconic Spanish layouts, but it still displays a large number of RTJ design traits and spectacular views to entertain its players.

The Gecko Tour and the Manilva Town Council have joined forces to bring a top professional golf tournament to Manilva and hope to make it an annual fixture on the Costa Del Sol sporting calendar. The tournament will be held on 3 – 5th March 2016 and will witness foreign players from across Europe, many with European/Challenge tour credentials, taking on the cream of the Spanish professionals. Duquesa being the home course to local pros like the Canizares Brothers and the Quiros family, the level of competition is going to be as good as you will get on any major tour.

The event will be aired on Canal+ TV (golf Spain), screened four times a week to 600,000 viewers along with Manilva TV and all of The Gecko Tour media partners will be covering the tournament.

Duquesa Golf

The Gecko Tour Manager Calum Mcgregor actually lives in Manilva and is thrilled to have the players come to his home course.

“We are really excited about the event. I live in Manilva and of course working for the Gecko tour I wanted to bring something into my community. I spoke with the Golf course and they loved the idea and then my friend Dean Shelton got elected to the local council and they loved the idea, so we are all really excited to bring all our touring pros and introduce them to Duquesa. I play my golf here with the huge amount of Scandinavian members and they are really excited to be a part of the event. Our tour comprises of about 40% Scandinavian players so I am sure they will all have a great experience.

We have a lot of work to do over the summer to get everything into tournament mode but with everyone’s support I am super confident that we will be ready. I can already picture the locals cheering on the players, it’s going to be an amazing event. The final day is to be played on a Saturday and we are hoping that we will put on a good show for the locals who are golf mad.”

A prize giving ceremony and gala evening will round of the Saturday night and the following day the local residents will have an opportunity to play with the pros. The Gecko Tour will be holding a fun Charity Pro-Am day.

Summer sports activities get underway

Manilva’s Sports Department has announced that the sports activities for this summer are already underway.

This campaign is aimed at youngsters interested in taking part in these activities, which will run during the months of July and August. Youngsters can enrol in swimming, basketball and football. The age range for those wishing to take up swimming is from six months to 16 years of age. Boys and girls from five to twelve years old can also enjoy football and basketball.

Prices are from 20 euros a month or 30 euros for both months for those up to two years old.

Three years and upwards, the price per activity is 25 euros for a month and 35 for both months. Moreover, young people registered in the municipality will receive a discount of five euros per activity.

There are also summer activities aimed at adults. These include Body Fitness, Aqua Zumba, Keep Fit, Spinning, Tennis, TRX, Yoga, Aquarunning, Cardiopilates, zumba, Aquarobics and Circuit Training.

For more information or registration call: 952 891 532, 619 742 432 or visit the office next to the football ground in Manilva.

Manilva Sports

XXX Manilva 24-Hour Sports tournament

This weekend Manilva celebrates the thirtieth edition of its annual 24-Hour Sports tournament, kicking off at 8 pm on Friday 26 June until 8 pm the following evening.

The tournament will feature a wide range of sporting disciplines including 3×3 basketball, handball, indoor football, 7-a-side football, padel and tennis. There will also be cycling hill climb event.

Entries are invited an hour before each activity for sports such as climbing, beach volleyball, climbing, chess, etc., which are free to enter.

Indoor football and padel tennis have an entry fee of 60 euros per team for football and 10 euro per player for the padel, with cash prizes for the winners and runners up.

For more information or to register, visit the sports department, next to the football ground in Manilva, or call 952 891 532 or 619 742 432.

XXX Manilva 24 hour sports

Manilva Basketball campus

Manilva’s Sports Department has organised a five-day Basketball Campus, to be held at the Las Viñas Sports Centre by the football ground in Manilva, 24, 25, 26, 29 and 30 June.

Organised by the Sports Department in collaboration with Andalucia Basketball Federation and the Malaga Provincial Government, the campus is open to boys and girls born in the years 1997 to 2012 inclusive and runs from 9 am to 2 pm each day.

The cost is 25 euros per child which includes transport from various points in the municipality.

There will be a visit by a top professional basketball player at some point during the campus, the day of which is yet to be confirmed.

For more information or to enroll your child visit the ‘Delegación de Deportes’ office next to the football ground in Manilva or call 952 891 532 or 600 074 352.

Manilva Basketball Campus

III Manilva Climbing Open

To coincide with Andalucia Day on February 28, Manilva will be holding the III Climbing Open at the Las Viñas sports centre in Manilva.

A must for all climbing enthusiasts this event is organised by Grupo Caliza de Manilva climbing club and the Manilva Sports Department directed by councillor Manuel Chaves, and sponsored by Vendaval Sport and Tulson Tolf.

The III Manilva Climbing Open will be contested over the categories mixta, bloque and dificultad.

Contestants can enroll on the morning of the competition from nine in the morning at the climbing wall in the Manilva Sports Hall. The competition begins at 10 am.

There is a fixed entry fee of five euros and the age groups are: alevín, up to nine years old; infantil, from 10 to 14; juvenil, 15 to 17 year old; absoluta, over 18s and promoción, for any age.

The top three in each category will receive trophies and climbing equipment, and there are also prizes for the youngest and oldest competitors.

Climbing in Manilva

Manilva presents the VIII Semana Blanca Basketball Camp

Manilva is hosting the VIII Semana Blanca Basketball Camp which will be held at the Las Viñas Sports Complex in Manilva over the period 23 to 27 February from 9 am to 2 pm.

Organised by the Manilva sports club Basketbase 2012 in collaboration with Manilva Town Hall’s Sports Department and the Andalucia Basketball Federation the VIII Semana Blanca Basketball Camp coincides with the Semana Blanca half term school holiday and is aimed at students between the ages of 3 and 16 years.

The cost is 25 euros per person which includes transport where necessary.

For more information contact 600 074 352 ir 952 891 532

Seman Basketball Campus in Manilva 2015

Manilva’s José Ruiz González called up for the Malaga basketball squad

A student from the Manilva Basketball Club, José Ruiz González, has been selected to join the Malaga provincial basketball squad for the forthcoming Andalucia Championship, being staged in Benahavis from 20 to 22 March, 2015.

The Manilva Basketball Club has 90 students in eight teams under the guidance of two coaches, Francisco Javier Montañez and Mª del Rocío López.

The Mayor of Manilva, Diego Urieta, and the Councillor for Sports, offer their congratulations to young José Ruiz, and hope he enjoys the experience.

Jose Ruiz Gonzalez