The aim of Cremona Sportiva is above all to introduce young people to sport from primary school, emphasising the social and educational aspects of practising sport rather than exasperated competitiveness. The developed athlete is directed towards competition should he or she show the necessary capability and attitude and always in the logic of educational development.
2012 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 250 registered athletes supported by 15 technicians and trainers: 11 in Cremona, 2 in Soncino and 2 in Casalbuttano.
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 10 year-olds onwards and includes some signed-up members for the amateur and senior master sector.
2012 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 2012 were: first place for Roberta Molardi at the Italian winter championships in the javelin throw, second place for Maria Chiara Rizzi at the same event in the hammer throw and who won the Italian title at the Italian juniors championships, while Roberta Molardi came second. Certainly worthy of mention is Stefano Arrι, an athlete from the Cremona Sportiva nursery who moved into the older categories and won the Italian title in the 4-100m relay with the Lombardy team.
As well as these outstanding results we also wish to bring attention to the participation of a further 10 athletes at top-level national events.
The management and staff of Cremona Sportiva worked hard to organise 15 events, from the traditional Interregional Memorial Meeting in collaboration with Cremonas Panathlon Club, as well as various provincial championships and exhibitions. 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 2012 are:
MARIA CHIARA RIZZI (1993 juniores category 18-19 year-olds) first place in the hammer throw in the Italian Championships juniores category with a throw of 55.40 m, second place in the Italian Winter Championships with a throw of 5.04 m, sixth place in the absolute Italian championships with a throw of 54.27 m.
ROBERTA MOLARDI (1993 juniores category 18-19 year-olds) first place in the javelin throw in the Italian Winter Championships with a throw of 47.04 m, second place in the Italian juniores Championships with a throw of 46.39 m.
STEFANO ARRΘ (1997 cadette category 14-15 year-olds) first place in the national cadette criterium in the 4x100m relay of Lombardy with a time of 43.57 sec., fifth place in the 80 m race at the same event with a time of 9.37 sec.
SEBASTIANO SPOTTI ((1992 promesse category 20-21 year-olds) third place in the Italian University Championships in the 200 m with a time of 21.91 sec., seventh place in the Italian promesse championships with a time of 21.87 sec., and eighth place in the 100 m with a time of 10.67 sec.
MATTEO BODINI (1996 allievi category 16-17 year-olds) sixth place in the pole vault in the Italian allievi championships with a jump of 3.60 m.