By mid-December Mazarron had lost only one game out of the eight played, but five had ended in draws with just one defeat. The defence remained fairly solid and had kept four clean sheets in the eight games. Scoring had been a problem, but three goals away to Cartagena FC UCAM and four at home to CD Minera showed that coach Sergio was getting to grips with his new squad. With David Ardil available after the opening two games, the impressive Simpara was moved from his central defensive partnership with Juande into midfield where he was equally impressive. Sergio juggled with his strikers and Omar settled nicely into that position scoring two excellent goals and he was well supported by Chiky Ardil.
There was good new for supporters when a limited number of spectators was allowed in to watch games for the first time, starting with the game against CD Minera on 13th December. The capacity was fixed at 320 which included season ticket holders and club officials from both sides. Priority was given to season ticket holders, but there were some seats available for general supporters who were admitted at a cost of 8€.
The following regulations apply until further notice during the COVID-19 pandemic:-
- Spectators must carry official ID (passports etc) as well as their season tickets
- No food and drink – apart from water.
- Masks to be worn at all times.
- Social distancing must be observed – a minimum of 1 seat in between spectators
- Hand sanitising points will be available around the ground.
With regard to away travel, the current regulations now allow travel to away grounds subject to capacities. Depending on this we are asking Los Amigos members who wish to travel to away games to contact Barbara by email email@example.com on the Thursday before the away game. The names will be passed to Mazarrón FC President who will contact the President of the other club to see if he can organise the necessary tickets. This procedure should guarantee admission and save a wasted journey. Obviously, some grounds with very small capacities may not be able to accommodate visiting supporters, but we will keep our members fully informed. If tickets are available travel will be in private cars until coach travel becomes feasible.
- 10th January – Huercal-Overa CF – home
- 17th January – Cartagena FC UCAM – home
- 24th January – FC Cartagena B – away
- 31st January – FC La Union Atletico – home
- 7th February – Mar Menor CF – away
At the time of going to press, Mazarrón’s home games are being at the Complejo Deportivo which is just off the main road from Mazarrón Town to Puerto de Mazarrón. This is to allow necessary remedial works to the playing surface at the Estadio Municipal.
Full details of all games, dates, venue and kick off times will be advertised in the local media, on www.mazarronfc.com or Facebook fb.me/mazarron2016
Los Amigos membership renewals (usually 1st August) have been deferred to the end of March 2021. Membership is 20€ and includes discounts on all Los Amigos activities for the member and a partner.
Thursday weekly meetings have been suspended due to local restrictions but resume as soon as possible. A new date for the postponed AGM will be decided soon.
The Race Night at Alley Palais at the end of October was a huge success and raised almost 1,300€. Arrangements are being made to donate the money to Mazarrón FC.
Los Amigos members donated items for the Children of Mazarrón Charity Appeal at Christmas and Los Amigos de Mazarrón also purchased eight footballs for this appeal and these have been handed to the Social Centre.
Depending on COVID-19 restrictions it was hoped to organise a Quiz at The Diner on Camposol B in either late January or early February. Details will be sent out to members and also announced on our Facebook page as soon as they are available. Los Amigos members and friends enjoyed a great evening at the Turkey and Tinsel Dinner at The Diner on 8th December. Thirty six members and friends attended and thanks are once again due to Sue and her marvellous team at the Diner for looking after us so well and providing such an excellent meal.
At the time of going to press the Golf Day at Camposol Club de Golf and the Gala Dinner at Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarrón, which were postponed last March because of Coronavirus are still scheduled to be taking place on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th April respectively. Obviously the situation is changing daily and it is difficult to know what the next three or four months will bring, but we hope to be able to make a final decision early in the New Year
On behalf of Los Amigos de Mazarron FC may we wish our members, sponsors and all supporters, players and staff of Mazarrón FC a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.