On October 8, Pau Vilanova went to Badajoz to attend the 2011 Meeting of Extremadura FC Barcelona Supporters Clubs.
Pau Vilanova, with Migueli, Carrasco, Manolo Flores and Santiago Duran. Photos: Gran Pe˝a de Badajoz.
More than 300 people attended the 2011 Meeting of Extremadura FC Barcelona Supporters Clubs, which
was organised this year by the Gran Pe˝a de Badajoz del FC Barcelona. The whole weekend was
dedicated to FCB flavoured activities, and several illustrious guests were in attendance.
Shortly before seven in the evening, Pau Vilanova, chief director of the Social Commission,
arrived at Hotel RÝo in Badajoz, accompanied by former player and advisor to the presidency
Migueli, and former basketball star Manolo Flores. They were received by the president of the Gran
Pe˝a de Badajoz and the delegate for Extremadura to the Advisory Council, Santiago Duran, Miguel
┴ngel RodrÝguez, Governor for Sports of Badajoz City Council, and Antonio Pedrera, Director General
of Sports for the Junta, among others.
They inaugurated a retrospective exhibition devoted to FC Barcelona, which includes 30 shirts
signed by different players from different periods belonging to the Jose Luis Vela collection. Last
year’s Liga and Champions League trophies were on display, as well as the recently conquered
Debate and supper
The next event was a debate involving the presence of former player Francisco JosÚ Carrasco,
which discussed the issue of what it takes to build a team as successful as Barša in today’s
At night, Pau Vilanova was guest of honour in the name of FC Barcelona at a supper to
celebrate the 2011 Meeting of Extremadura FC Barcelona Supporters Clubs. More than 40 clubs from
the area were in attendance.
Gala dinner on Sunday
On Sunday the authorities were welcomed to the clubhouse of the Gran Pe˝a de
Badajoz del FC Barcelona. A commemorative plaque was unveiled to mark the opening of the new venue.
Before the gala dinner, Pau Vilanova held a meeting with representatives of more than 60
supporters clubs. He revealed details of future projects involving the supporters movement, and the
clubs were able to voice any doubts or concerns.
Once the meeting was over, the traditional gala dinner marked the closure of a wonderful
weekend at the 2011 Meeting of Extremadura FC Barcelona Supporters Clubs.