The main news to come out of Mazarrón FC during the closed season was that they had been suspended indefinitely for non-payment of some contractual payments to players. The Denuncia was issued by the Spanish Players Union which had identified those clubs in the Murcia Region who had not satisfied their financial obligations to players by 30th June which is the date contracts expire.
About twenty clubs in the Tercera Division were named, including two more in our region, CD Bullense and Racing Murcia. Fortunately, the person in charge of legal affairs at the Murcia Federation, Salvador Rincon explained shortly afterwards that both Bullense and Mazarrón had resolved these complaints and will be able to compete next season without any problem. Racing Murcia’s problems had not yet been solved at the time of writing, but they had until 31st July to comply with the regulations.
Mazarrón FC will be looking to appoint a new manager following relegation to the Preferente Autonomica and the departure of David Bascunana. It is understood that there are three candidates for the position which should be resolved very shortly. The only known departure from last year’s squad at the time of going to press is central defender Gaston who has joined Alcantarilla, although others are sure to follow.
Pre-season training began in early July with a number of trialists involved and details of players registered for the 2022/23 season should be announced by the end of July, together with admission and season ticket prices.
The Los Amigos de Mazarrón FC AGM was held at Mariano’s Bar and Restaurant on Camposol A on Thursday 23rd June. President Dave Perks welcomed members to the meeting and gave his views on the season which had just ended disappointingly with relegation. He thanked the three members of the Executive Committee who had stood down during the year; Keith Salter, Alison Golding and Steve Barrow. Mr Perks also welcomed Russell McMillan to the Executive Committee. Russell agreed to become Membership Secretary in place of Steve Barrow.
Membership renewals are due on 1st August and last for twelve months. Membership is €20 and members and a partner will be entitled to discount on coach travel to away games and to all Los Amigos social activities. The only stipulation is that members only are allowed to attend the monthly business meetings.
Members and friends enjoyed a great night out at Bar Velasquez in Mazarrón on Friday 8th July. An excellent meal was washed down with copious amount of beer and wine, taking advantage of the coach which was provided to carry members to and from the venue. To complete the evening there was a live band, Still in The Groove, which added to a most enjoyable evening which we hope to repeat in the near future.
We will be re-introducing our President’s Ball which was suspended during Covid. This will take place at The Club House, Camposol, on Friday 14th October. There will be a platter meal on each table and a live band Skyfall will be providing the musical entertainment. Skyfall is a four-piece rock and roll band from Almeria who have not appeared in the area before. Tickets, including food will be €12.50, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Los Amigos lost one of its former members Allan Jones who passed away suddenly in June. Allan was an active member of Los Amigos for a number of years and took an active part in many of our social activities as well as supporting Mazarrón FC. Allan had a great sense of humour and will be missed by many. His funeral took place at the Tanatorio Estavisa in Mazarrón on 28th June
Our Facebook page will keep members and supporters updated throughout the closed season with news of new signings, pre-season games, next year’s season ticket prices and the fixtures for next season when they become available.