Highly successful XVII Meeting of Galician FCB Supporters’ Clubs
On Sunday 25 May the XVII Meeting of Galician FCB Supporters’ Clubs was held at Marín in Galicia, and proved to be a great success.
The twenty FCB supporters’ clubs from all over Galicia that gathered in Marín were joined by
FC Barcelona director Jacint Borràs, Social Commission director Josep Ignasi Macià and handball
star Andrei Xepkin. Also present were Francisco Veiga, Mayor of Marín; Francisco de Castro, the
Supporters’ Club Advisory Committee representative; and Salvador Cerviño, president of the
Reception in the Town Hall
The event kicked off with a reception hosted by the mayor in the town hall for the FC
Barcelona representatives and the supporters’ clubs. Mayor Veiga spoke about what Barça means
and the social commitment of its followers. “I hope that at forthcoming Meetings you will
have lots of titles to celebrate,” he said. Jacint Borràs thanked the Town Council for the
support it had given to the Marín SC in organising the Meeting.
Lunch and speeches
After a number of activities including a parade accompanied by the Town Band, a boat
trip and a concert by the same Town Band, lunch was held to be followed by official speeches. To
warm applause Jacint Borràs reminded attendees that “win or lose we are still Barça
fans”. He also spoke about the need for “solidarity and commitment”.
Jacint Borràs then thanked the organising Marín SC for all their efforts and expressed his
hope that the event would be a springboard for the Tui and Ares Supporters’ Clubs which are
to organise the Meetings in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
Attending supporters’ clubs
The XVIII Meeting of Galician FCB Supporters’ Clubs was attended by the following
supporters’ clubs: Aresana, Val de Lemos, Eternos do Barça, Val de Otea, Santiago, Vilaxuan,
Fisterra, Ogrote, Vilalba, Ferrolana, Tui, Caldas de Reis, Lalin, Lucense, Carballiño, O Golpe,
Rivadavia and Marin.