This study is on the current situation of sports in Pla d’Urgell. At the level of team sports there are: Football: Cepu: 23 teams 6 women C.F. Linyola: 1 men’s team C.E. Ivars d’Urgell: 4 men’s teams. U.E. Vilanovenca: 3 teams 1 women. AT. TORREGROSSA: 1 men’s team BELL-LLOC ATHLETIC CLUB: 1 men’s team C.F. FONDARELLA: 7 men’s teams A.E. GOALS: 1 men’s team C.F.J. MOLLERUSSA: 18 men’s teams C.F.MIRALCAMP: 2 men’s teams C.F. PALAU ANGLESOLA: 1 men’s team Futball C.F. BELLVIS, 1 men’s team. LINYOLA CLUB FOOTBALL 8 women’s 4 teams. EL POAL UNIO ESPORTIVA 1 men’s teams. C.F. BARBENS 1 men’s team VILA-SANA, FOOTBALL 1 men’s team FONDARELLA FS 1 men’s team Basketball: CLUB MOLLERUSSA: 17 teams 8 women of all ages from premini to senior. BELLVÍS: 4 women’s heads teams but some of the teams are mixed. TORREGROSSA: 5 teams 1 women. BELL-LLOC: 2 teams 1 women. Hockey: MOLLERUSSA: 7 men’s teams and 2 mixed BELL-LLOC: 3 men’s teams VILA-SANA: 2 mixed and 5 women’s teams
And in individual sports: Skating: TORREGROSSA SKATING SPORTS CLUB: 60 female and 52 female skaters ARTISTIC SKATING CLUB MOLLERUSSA-PLA D’URGELL: 75 skaters per male skater BELL-LLOC SPORTS CLUB: 22 skaters, 21 skaters and 1 skater Swimming: EL PALAU D’ANGLESOLA SWIMMING SPORTS ASSOCIATION: approximately 11 male and 26 female swimmers swim MOLLERUSSA SWIMMING CLUB: there are approximately 19 swimmers and 16 swimmers
Inequality also in sport CONCLUSIONS In order to carry out the part that I had to do in carrying out this work, I set out to do a search for some of the sports that were carried out in our region and to observe what presence of male or female there was in each one of them. The truth is that this task was not easy, as many of the clubs in our region do not have a website where this information is visible. So on many occasions I had to look for information by asking members of the club in question. Within all the sports on offer in our region, I have carried out research on football, indoor football, basketball, roller hockey, skating and swimming. From the graphs you can see, I come to the conclusion that there are still more male than female members in most sports. Except for sports like skating where it’s completely the other way around. This might make us think that we continue with the traditional separation of boys ’and girls’ sports and as well as sports like football or basketball have managed to break this barrier thanks to the inclusion of girls in a traditionally male sport, the the same situation in reverse has not yet been achieved and sports that were traditionally considered feminine continue to have no male members. There is no denying that women’s sport has grown exponentially. We have an example with the Vila-sana skate hockey team, which has become one of the leading teams in the highest state category or also recently with the Mollerussen Ares Lahoz first woman to win an autocross title on the 24th of November. However, much remains to be done to achieve real equality between women and men in this area, as in others. In general, there is a basic explanation: competitive sport has become a big business, and the incorporation of women into their practice requires that there be a performance on their part. In this context, companies that organize competitions or control sponsorships and major audiovisual media devote resources to women’s sports only to the extent that they believe it can bring them benefits. Proof of this is that the most advanced in equality is in sports where the presence of women is older, such as tennis. But apart from the economic issue, which is fundamental, there are other aspects where it is possible and necessary to move more towards equality. One is the training of coaches, as there is a circumstance that a difference can be seen here as well. If many mostly women’s team sports clubs in Lleida can be coached by men, something that is also majority in Catalonia and Spain. Clearly, women are at least as skilled as men to lead any team. So one wonders why this situation is not reversed, why there are no women at the head of men’s teams? These and many other questions remain to be resolved and many other issues remain to be raised.