The aim of Cremona Sportiva is above all to introduce young people to sport from primary school, emphasizing the social and educational aspects of practising sport rather than exasperated competitiveness. Competition is for the developed athlete should he or she show the necessary capability and attitude and always in the logic of educational development.
2013 was another year of growth and success for the sports community which sees the Arvedi Group alongside Cremona Sportiva. Cremona Sportiva can now count three different centres in the province - in Cremona, Soncino and Casalbuttano with over 350 registered athletes supported by 17 technicians and trainers: 13 in Cremona, 2 in Soncino and 2 in Casalbuttan
All categories of age groups for boys and girls, as provided by the Italian Track and Field Athletics Federation, are represented covering the whole range from 6 year-olds onwards and includes some signed-up members for the amateur and senior master sector.
2013 confirmed the trend of the previous years both in terms of results and in the numbers of signed-up young members.
The most important results achieved in 2013 were: second place for Roberta Molardi at the Italian university championships in the javelin throw and the Italian promesse (20-21 yrs) championships; fifth place, still for Roberta Molardi, at the Italian Championships for the javelin throw with a throw of 48.02 m. Also certainly worthy of mention is Fabio Leggeri who came fifth at the Italian allievi (16-17 yrs) championships in the shot put with a throw of 15.83 m. There was great satisfaction also for the allievi team which qualified for the final phase of the national B series, a result which had not been achieved for a long time. Also to be noted is the Cremonese record in the 4x100-m boys relay.
As well as these outstanding results we also wish to bring attention to the participation of 8 athletes at top-level national events.
The management and staff of Cremona Sportiva worked hard to organize 18 events, from the traditional Interregional Memorial Meeting in collaboration with Cremonas Panathlon Club, to two interregional competitions as well as various provincial championships and events. Moreover, as has been the case for several years now, the number of signed-up members of the younger categories (10-13 year-olds), the youngest athletes in track and field athletics, has been growing constantly, living proof that the work carried out is of great value in promoting sport, our distinguishing characteristic.
Among the athletes who distinguished themselves in 2013 are:
ROBERTA MOLARDI (1993 promesse category 20-21 year-olds) econd place in the javelin throw at the Italian university championships and fifth place at the Italian Championships with a throw of 48.02 m.
FABIO LEGGERI (1996 allievi category 16-17 year-olds) fifth place at the Italian allievi championships in the shot put with a throw of 15.83 m. He also took part in the discus throw event with a throw of 36.05 m.
SEBASTIANO SPOTTI (1992 promesse category 20-21 year-olds) eighth place at the Italian indoor Championships in the 60 m event with a time of 6.98 sec.
STEFANO ARRΘ (1997 allievi category 16-17 year-olds) took part in the Italian allievi championships in the 100 m event with a time of 11.70 sec. and in the 200 m with a time of 22.94 sec.
MATTEO BODINI (1996 allievi category 16-17 year-olds) took part in the pole vault event at the Italian allievi championships with a jump of 3.80 m.
SVEVA GEREVINI (1996 allievi category 16-17 year-olds) took part in the Italian allievi championships in the javelin throw event with a throw of 35.16 m and in the discus throw event with a throw of 26.02 m.
4x100-metres RELAY TEAM composed of STEFANO ARRE SEBASTIANO DURANTI SEBASTIANO SPOTTI MATTEO ZINI beat the 25-year-old Cremonese record with a time of 41.82 sec.