On September 30, on occasion of the FC Barcelona match in Gijón, the supporters clubs in Asturias held their XVIth Meting.
More than thirty supporters clubs met on Friday September 30 in the Asturian town of Cangas de Onís
for the meeting of supporters clubs from the region. The Peña Barcelonista Don Pelayo in that town
was the organiser of an event that this year is celebrating its sixteenth edition and was also
there to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the host club.
The director and treasurer of FC Barcelona, Susana Monje, travelled to Asturias to represent
the club at such an emblematic event just two days before Guardiola and his team were due in Gijón.
There were also a number of personages with close links to the region and to FC Barcelona in
attendance, such as Sergi González, director of the Social Commission and secretary of the FC
Barcelona Foundation, former players Julio Alberto Moreno and Iván Iglesias, and also the delegate
to the Supporters Clubs Advisory Council for Asturias and Cantabria, Matías Álvarez.
Visit to Sanctuary of Covadonga and Supper
The events began with a floral offering to the Virgin of Covadonga, a sanctuary located about
twenty minutes from Cangas de Onís. Later, at Finca Villa María, the celebration supper for the XVI
Meeting of Asturias Supporters Clubs and the V Anniversary of the Peña Barcelonista Don Pelayo got
under way. The aperitif was enjoyed with background music from a group of bagpipe players who thus
welcomed in the most important moment of the day, which was attended by some 150 supporters club
When the supper was over, the president of the Peña Barcelonista Don Pelayo de Cangas de
Onís, Emili Argente, and club director Susana Monje presented the people in attendance with a
souvenir. During the speeches, former players Iván Iglesias and Julio Alberto Moreno gave thanks
for the wonderful reception they had received from the people of Asturias. Sergi González also had
some words of thanks. Finally, Susana Monje encouraged everybody present to continue lending their
support to FC Barcelona teams and congratulated the Asturian supporters clubs on the excellent work
that they are doing.