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.
2015 was another year of growth and success for the sports community which sees the Arvedi Group alongside Cremona Sportiva. Cremona Sportiva ccan 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 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 6 year-olds onwards and includes some signed-up members for the amateur and senior master sector.
2015 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 2015 were: fifth place for Sveva Gerevini at the Italian juniors Championships in Rieti with a javelin throw of 41.06 m; she also came ninth in the Italian Multiple Events Championships with 4,214 points in the heptathlon; ninth place to Fabio Leggeri at the Italian Indoor Championships in Ancona with a shotput throw of 14.10 m.
As well as these outstanding results we also wish to bring attention to the participation of 6 other athletes at top-level national events.
The management and staff of Cremona Sportiva worked hard to organize 16 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 2015 are:
SVEVA GEREVINI (1996 juniores category 18-19 year-olds) fifth place in the Italian juniores Championships in the javelin throw event with a throw of 41.06 m and ninth place in the multiple events with 4,214 points; she also took part in the Italian juniors championships with a discus throw of 33.42 m.
LUCA MASSERONI (1998 allievi category 16-17 year-olds) fifth place at the Italian Allievi Championships in the shot put with a throw of 15.60 m and twelfth place in the shot put at the Italian Allievi Indoor Championships with a throw of 13.96 m.
FABIO LEGGERI (1996 juniores category 18-19 year-olds) ninth place at the Italian Juniores Indoor Championships in the shot put with a throw of 14.10 m and tenth place at the Italian Juniores Championships with a discus throw of 41.38 m and where he took part in the shot put competition with a throw of 13.51 m.
The following athletes also took part in the Italian championships in their respective categories:
GIANTOMMASO BENTIVOGLIO - pole vault
CATERINA MORETTI hammer throw and discus throw
NICOLAS BRIGHENTI hammer throw and discus throw
CHIARA OKEREKE hammer throw
EMMA DE GENNARO 100-metre hurdles and 400-metre hurdles