Barça day at Guardiola de Berguedà
On Sunday 19, Guardiola de Berguedà hosted the XVIII Meeting of Supporters Clubs of Bages, Berguedà and La Cerdanya and the XX anniversary of the Penya Blau-grana Guardiola.
Breakfast, mass and reception at Town Hall
With the representation of more than twenty supporters clubs and attended on behalf of the
Club by director Patrick Auset, Social Commission director Pere Jané and ex-player Julio Alberto
Moreno, the Penya Blau-grana Guardiola celebrated its XX anniversary and the XVIII Meeting of
Supporters Clubs of Bages, Berguedà and La Cerdanya.
The day began with a breakfast of local ‘coca’ cake and chocolate, followed by a
mass. Around noon, Montserrat Ribera, the local Mayoress and her deputy Josep Lara, welcomed the
Barça entourage to the events room in the Town Hall where each of the supporters clubs were
presented with gifts and the Club and Council also exchanged items.
The people attending also included Ramon Burniol, delegate to the Advisory Council for the
supporters clubs in Bages, Berguedà i La Cerdanya, senator Josep Maldonado, ex-players Antoni Camps
and Rafa Zuviría, and the organiser of the meeting, Frederic Ferrer, who is also president of the
Parade, inauguration of monument and fellowship dinner
Sunday was luckily a beautiful day and balconies around the town were adorned with the Barça
colours as Guardiola enjoyed a parade led by a troupe of majorettes. As they toured Berguedà, they
also unveiled a commemorative monument of the anniversary and meeting, and visited the traditional
The fellowship dinner was held at Restaurant El Blat and was enjoyed by some 130 people, and
the meal was accompanied by a performance by the Duet Calipso.
The dinner also involved testimonials to the club’s two former presidents and the Avi
del Barça (Barça grandfather) Joan Casals.
As the speeches continued, Patrick Auset spoke about what the club has achieved in the last
five years, and encouraged everyone to continue along similar lines.
The event closed with a further exchange of gifts between the Club and the