I am happy to greet you at the 11th European Universities Tennis Championship in Madrid, Spain!
On behalf of the whole EUSA community, I would like to express my gratitude for inviting European student-athletes here. It’s a wonderful occasion to be together and experience the beauty of sport. I am pleased to see so many sport lovers, who share values of Fair Play, equal opportunities and education, promoted by EUSA.
European Universities Championships 2017 organized in 19 sports make it possible for student-athletes to get to know each other and challenge their skills in a friendly atmosphere. During such events we do more than just sport – we broaden our horizons, get to know other cultures, we promote healthy mind in a healthy body.
Being an organizer of such an event is challenging but rewarding. I know it’s a hard task, and I want to express my appreciation to the Organizing Committee and its partners for the great job they have done. And of course, my gratitude to the Authorities for their auspices of this event.
I believe that this Championship will bring the participants positive experiences and good results. I am sure that the athletes will complete in a Fair Play manner, respecting the rules and their opponents and please the spectators with their performance.
I hope you will enjoy your stay, your achievements and your time spent in Madrid!
My most sincere welcome to all participants of the Tennis European University Championship 2017. Welcome to Spain and Madrid. Friendly and eminently sporting country and city.
This Championship will be an unique opportunity to enjoy sport competition for wich they occur to appointment at the university Camilo José Cela the next month of July. Because the competitive level and reason why it supposes a vital experience for the participants, as well as, the commitment and the dedication to the sport, to the host university, I´m sure this championship will be an organizational succes that will place us in the perfect spot for the University sport showcase of Europe.
My acknowledgement to the university Camilo José Cela, to the European University Sport Association (EUSA), to the partners and to the sponsors for their implication in this Championship and their bet by the university sport.
Presence of sport and physical activity are important for a complete education for our young people, and It´s our duty to motivate them to do sport and to maintain this practice during all their life like a daily act. I´m sure that initiatives as this Championship it´s key part to this purpose of consolidation of sports habits of life. Something that constitutes for the Council Superior of Sport (CSD) another reason for celebration, besides, of course, the always exciting competitive part.
Again, you´re welcome.
José Ramón Lete Lasa
President of the council superior of Sports
President Spanish committe of university sport
The Camilo José Cela University (UCJC) is a forward-looking institution, uniquely placed to bridge the gap between traditional and modern times. It was founded in the year 2000, as part of the SEK Educational Institution, whose proven track record in teaching excellence stretches back over 120 years. According to the Spanish statistics’ office, UCJC is the fastest growing university in the country. Over the past decade, it has won several awards from official bodies and gained a reputation as a university of quality and prestige. From the outset, it was UCJC’s mission to offer something different, more in tune with the changes happening both at home and abroad. Nowadays, employers are looking for added value from the graduates they take on. They want young employees who come with experience of the labour market and are acquainted with the wider international dimension – a workforce that speaks foreign languages and has the ability to cope with change. To be successful, we have opted to evolve our planning, our way of thinking, the degree courses we offer and our research.
The Marquis of Samaranch Olympic Chair
The University created the Marquis of Samaranch Olympic Chair, in honour of the former President of the International Olympic Committee, in order to contribute to the promotion, development and dissemination of the Olympic movement and its ideals. The main aim is to raise awareness of the Olympic movement as much more than just a matter of sport. With its self-proclaimed raison d'être being to bring peace and unity to the peoples of the world, the Olympic movement is inseparable from the world of education.
The mission of the Chair is to be a cultural focus point where the Olympic spirit is studied, where educational programs about its philosophical and social ramifications are developed, and where the scientific foundations of the Olympic ideal, whose principals were defined in ancient Greece and then recovered by the contemporary world, can be consolidated.