Mazarrón FC’s fortunes did not improve in the period from mid-October to mid-November and, after 12 games, the team was still to register a victory. The saga of the five South American players who had not been registered with the Murcia Football Federation was never resolved and other players had to be signed to make up the numbers. In truth, the team are not as bad as the results would have you believe and some of the football played is good to watch. However, goalscoring continues to be a problem with Nono the leading scorer having just three goals to his name.

Chiky Ardil Dubai Presentation
Chiky Ardil Dubai Presentation

The frequent absences of last season’s leading goal scorer, Chiky Ardil, on international duty with the Spain Beach Soccer team, has not helped and, at the time of going to press, he has yet to register his first goal this season. Chiky did, however, have the honour of receiving an award for the highest scorer in the Intercontinental Beach Soccer tournament in Dubai in November and was also one of the nominees for the World Beach Soccer Player of the Year Award.

David Bascunana
David Bascunana

Coach Jonathan Di Giosia was the first casualty of the season when he left the club in early November and was replaced by David Bascunana, an experienced coach who has been in charge at SFC Minerva and FC Cartagena ‘B’ among others. His first game in charge was at the away game against league leaders Yeclano Deportivo on 7th November. 

MFC’s home games are normally played on Sundays. Full details of all games are advertised in the local media, Facebook fb.me/mazarron2016 and on posters at various points throughout Camposol and Mazarrón. 

Forthcoming fixtures:

December 5thUD Caravaca – home

December 12thUCAM Murcia ‘B’ – away

December 19thHuercal-Overa CF – home

Los Amigos coach prices are €10 for members and €12 for non-members. Please email janperks1@gmail.com. Payment can be made at our Thursday meetings.

Pre-Match Meal v Yeclano
Pre-Match Meal v Yeclano

For the away game at Yeclano on 7th November, the longest journey of the season, members enjoyed an excellent day out, stopping at the Restaurante Media Luna on the road from Jumilla to Yecla for a Menu del Dia washed down with plenty of wine and beer!!  Although the game resulted in a 2-0 win for Yeclano, there was a good atmosphere at the game and we were well received by the home supporters.

With Yeclano Supporters
With Yeclano Supporters

Los Amigos has donated footballs, bibs and other equipment to get the Camposol Walking Football Group off the ground. The first games took place on 1st November at the new all-weather pitch on D7. More information and to book a playing slot, go to www.facebook.com/groups/832520177538688

A Quiz Night was held at the Black Bull, Camposol B on Tuesday 23rd November. Teams of six enjoyed a meal before the Quiz with a choice of Cod Goujons and Chips, Chilli Nachos, Lasagna or Cajun Chicken and Chips, all served with salad.

Los Amigos is treating the home game against UD Caravaca on Sunday 5th December as our Christmas fixture and all supporters are asked to wear appropriate dress for the day to make it a very special occasion; Christmas hats, scarves, shirts, etc. We plan to have a meal at Bar Sienna opposite the football ground either before or after the game depending on the kick-off time.

A trip to Golf Delux, Los Alcazares is to be arranged in the New Year. It is billed as the largest artificial grass miniature golf complex in Europe and is great fun for everyone. The cost is €16 which includes 18 holes of mini-golf and lunch. Full details will be available shortly. 

11th Los Amigos de Mazarron FC Gala Evening & Dinner at Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarrón on Tuesday 29th March 2022.

The event is sponsored by the Mazarrón Entertainments Group and the speakers are former Newcastle United, Southampton, Portsmouth and Barnsley defender John Beresford MBE and award-winning comedian Lea Roberts. Gary Marshall will be MC and musical entertainment will be provided by Woody.

Tickets €50 (€45 for Los Amigos members). There are a limited number of VIP tickets at €60 which includes a pre-dinner drinks reception and photo opportunity with the celebrities.

Overnight stay is €50 for a double room without breakfast (€25 pp) or €40 for a single room without breakfast.

Please email salterkb@hotmail.com for tickets or call at the weekly Los Amigos meetings.

Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at Camposol Club de Golf on Monday 28th March.

The tournament is kindly sponsored by Camposol Property Sales and will again take the form of a Texas Scramble. Green fees are €45 which includes a two-course lunch and photo opportunities with the celebrities on the day. Please email dtbusinesssolutions@hotmail.com as soon as possible as places are limited.

Los Amigos weekly meetings are held at Mariano’s, Camposol A each Thursday at 4pm. All are welcome except for Business Meetings on the last Thursday of each month (open to members only). Membership costs €20/year and entitles the member and a partner to discount on coach travel to away games and on all social activities. Please email stevebarrow01@gmail.com