Supporters Clubs have their mascot
Míriam Nadal (enviada especial)
The Supporters Club Convention was held as part of the Trobada Mundial held in Donostia and the Fundació, the Campus de les Penyes and their new mascot were the principal items on the agenda.
Club President Sandro Rosell, as well as the vice president for the Social Area, Jordi Cardoner and
board member Dídac Lee were all present, as were members of the Social Commission, the Supporters
Clubs Commission and the Council of Supporters Clubs.
Throughout the month of September, members, Supporters Club members and
fans have been voting between the two options presented at the World Congress held during the
Gamper Day for a new mascot. Of the 1.673 votes cast, 868 went for the “Avi del Barça”
surrounded by his grandchildren. Gemma Larrègola, the designer of the Toons, announced the result
and explained: “so many of you have voted and we are very happy with that. This mascot
represents the family and the spirit we are enjoying in this Trobada”.
The Director General of the Fundació del FC Barcelona, Josep Cortada,
accompanied by Josep Maldonado, who is a member of the Patronat de la Fundació, explained the work
of the foundation and its objectives and stressed the importance of the Supporters Clubs in this
area: “we believe that the Fundació should be a participatory space and that all the members
and Supporters Clubs should help us decide how we use our resources in an austere and transparent
Sr Maldonado,who is an active Supporters Club member himself, claimed: “the tandem
formed by the Fundació and the Supporters Clubs form a part of a great future for Barça. I appeal
to the Supporters Clubs to support our solidarity work”.
The Campus de les Penyes
One of the Club’s objectives is to get young people involved in the Supporters Clubs
and ex-player Julio Alberto, who is the Director of the International Area of the FCBEscola,
explained to the meeting the importance of encouraging sport amongst young people through the
Campus de Penyes and explained the technical and pedagogical work the Escola is committed to.