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Spain’s Furia Power Chair signs Juanjo Tortosa Beltrán

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Juanjo Tortosa Beltrán. Image credit: Furia Power Chair

Earlier today, Spain’s powerchair football team Furia Power Chair announced they had signed Juan Jose Tortosa Beltrán. 27-year-old Tortosa  joins the team as a multi-sport sports competitor.  He has played boccia, wheelchair hockey and table tennis. Outside of sport, Tortosa is also an author who has had his stories published in a few books.

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Furia is the first powerchair football team in Spain, and was founded around nine months ago.  Other clubs are also being established in Spain, including ones in Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada. Efforts are underway to create a national league.

 

Despite being so new, the Furia have already won several awards and have had some of their players recognized. Maria Gomez Sirvent won the 2015 Most Promising Athlete award at the Xixana 2015 VIII Gala de l’Esport in late March.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

1 Comment on Spain’s Furia Power Chair signs Juanjo Tortosa Beltrán

  1. Good morning,

    Please Laura, could you contact with me asap? Thank you in advance.
    Waiting your kindly reply,

    best regards.

    Vincent Macia
    Mail: info@fpcspain.com
    Telf.: 619 75 93 65

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