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23.11.2009 21:35

Laporta proud of the club's youngsters

Jaume Marcet

President Joan Laporta stressed the importance of the values the club's youth teams represent the ôexcellent image they project of this clubö, during the annual photo session for all the academy teams.

From the very youngest players to the Barca Athletic team and including the four women's teams, the club's 17 youth and children's teams posed for the official 2009-10 photo session at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.

Directors and executives present

2009-11-23_PRESENTACION_FUTBOL_BASE_020.jpgAs well as the players and their coaches, President Laporta and Sporting Vice-president Rafael Yuste, Barša AtlŔtic President Jacint BorrÓs, Txiki Begiristain, academy teams director JosÚ Ramon Alexanko and football director Ra˙l SanllehÝ were also present for the photo session.

Speeches from Laporta and └lex Corredera

2009-11-23_PRESENTACION_FUTBOL_BASE_012.jpgInfantil A midfielder └lex Corredera spoke on behalf of all the young players and stressed: “the pride which is involved in wearing the Barca shirt, for all that it implies not just in the sporting arena, but for the whole of our country”.

Joan Laporta defined the youth team structure as: “teh expression of our footballing identity - a set of young players who serve as a reference point for the whole of the footballing world”. Speaking directly to the young players, Laporta reminded them of the importance of their behaviour: “we are proud of you because you give a great image of the club – you are an example to us all”.
Laporta proud of the club's youngsters
Recognition for Barša TV
Joan Laporta also recognised the role of Barca TV in: “boosting and spreading the values of our academy. One of their main functions for the club is to broadcast the games of our youth and children's teams”.

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