The month of July is always the quietest month of the year as far as football in Mazarrón is concerned, although the closing stages of the Euro 2016 competition kept the interest going in some quarters, unfortunately not for the English expats!!

June saw the resignations of the Board of Directors of both local football teams, Mazarrón FC and CD Bala Azul with outgoing Mazarrón President Jose Rodriquez actively seeking a suitable replacement to take the Club forward. At the time of writing we have heard that Mazarrón FC has a new President and that the team was registered with the Murcia Federation for the 2016/17 season just hours before the deadline which is great news for all its loyal supporters. Full details will be available in next month’s edition.

los amigos The Pre Benjamines in their Los Amigos shirts (2)Mazarrón FC has an excellent set up with junior teams from 5-18 years in addition to the senior team which will take its place again in the Preferente Autonomica for the 2016-17 season. With a new President, a new Coach and probably virtually a new team, it should once again prove to be an interesting and, hopefully, exciting season and, more than ever, the new administration will need the support of the Spanish and expat community.

Outgoing coach Victor has already taken four of Mazarrón FC’s squad from last season to his new club CF Molina. Leading scorer Jose, Palote, Champi and Miguel, who joined Mazarrón FC in the closing stages of last season, will be in the opposition team when Molina meet Mazarrón FC next season. Juanfran and Juanma have joined local rivals Olimpico de Totana who were promoted to the Tercara last season. We wish them all well and thank them for their services to Mazarrón FC.

Players normally report for training at the end of July with the fixtures for 2016-17 announced in August and the new season beginning in the first week of September.

Mazarrón FC’s home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times. Amigos de Mazarrón FC organise a supporters’ coach to most away games. Full details of all games on www.mazarronfc.es, Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC Facebook page, and on posters on Camposol and Mazarrón.

Los Amigos AwardLos Amigos de Mazarrón FC received the “Labor de apoyo al deporte” (working to support sports) award at the 15th Gala of Sports Evening at Hotel Playa Grande. The evening was organised by La Voz and the Department of Sport for Mazarrón and our trophy, sponsored by Bar Sienna, was presented to Treasurer Gerard Mulligan for our efforts in supporting both Mazarrón FC and Mazarrón Football Base. Los Amigos make Mazarrón FC one of the best supported teams in the league and they are known as ‘ambassadors’ for Mazarrón and the financial support given to Mazarrón FC and the Pre-Benjamins was relevant as they were in attendance with their parents and friends. Los Amigos were also praised for their work in integrating with the community in Mazarrón.

los amigos June Luncheon ClubLos Amigos Luncheon Club went to Restaurante Hermanos Mandola, Aledo on 28th June and Restaurante Casa del Nono, Isla Plana on 26th July. Both were well attended with excellent food and drink!! For full details of all the monthly Luncheon Club outings please email Maggie at hariinspain@gmail.com

Mazarrón FC hosted a Veterans Football Tournament at the end of June with teams from Cadiz, England, Almeria, Calasparra and Lorca at the Estadio Municipal. Almeria won with Mazarrón FC runners-up. The English Veterans Frostoms FC from Workington came fourth. Over €1000 was raised to help a local child with health problems.

los amigos Justin SaneTickets for the President’s Ball at Mariano’s, Camposol on Tuesday 27th September are selling well. Tribute band Queen Universe will be on stage when Los Amigos will be celebrating their 10th birthday. Comedian Justin Sane will also be in attendance with his unique brand of comedy and a local magician will be performing close-up tricks at the tables. Make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets €15 including supper, or €10 without food, on sale at Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC weekly meetings or email pamada.1130@yahoo.co.uk

Weekly meetings normally held every Thursday at The Club House, Camposol C at 4 pm except the last Thursday of each month which is reserved for the Members Business Meeting and open to members only.
(No official meeting during August)

Los Amigos membership runs from 1st August for just 10€ which includes reduced coach travel and reduced prices to most of our social events including the very successful monthly Luncheon Club.