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2nd Meeting of FC Barcelona Penyes in México - Puebla 2019 closed successfully

During the weekend of November 30 and December, the 2nd Meeting of FC Barcelona Penyes in México brought together in Puebla 2019 an intense program of activities for the three Mexican supporters clubs: the host Penya Blaugrana "Un crit valent" de Puebla, the Peña Rincón del Barça en Mexico and Penya Blaugrana Ciutat de Mèxic. And also counted with the presence of other international supporters clubs.

The events began on Saturday morning at the facilities of the Barça Academy Puebla with sports activities. On the one hand, a triangular football was held on points between two teams of Penya Un Crit Valent and one of Peña Rincón, which - after a draw and a victory - won the title of champion, taking the trophy and medals sent by the Confederació Penyes FCB. The children, meanwhile, enjoyed a training session with the coaches of the Barca Academy.

After the sportive activities, a donation of toys for the Children with Cancer Foundation took. They were delivered by child members of the Mexican penyes, and there was also a monetary donation for the ANTHUS Child Trafficking Foundation.

The official opening of the Meeting, held next, was attended by Josemanuel Vargas, head of the North American, Central and Caribbean area of ​​the FCB World Penyes Federation, and the presidents of the Mexican penyes. These welcomed representatives of the international penyes participating in the event (Peña Barcelona Guatemala, Penya Barcelonista Chicho Sibilio, Penya Virtual Blaugrana and Penya Blaugrana San Diego), as well as the sponsors of the event. The football tournament prizes were also awarded.

All those present came together to tour the exhibition on the history of the FC Barcelona shirt, commemorating the 120th anniversary of the founding of the Club. It was supported by LaLiga, which made available the champion trophy of this competition, as well as the official ball.

José Manuel Vargas then offered an information session on the penya movement in the North and Central America and Caribbean area.

The second part of the day consisted of the official lunch of penya memveers, which concluded with the of the official family of all those present at the Meeting, who later signed the banner of the event and the anniversary of the Club, leaving a congratulatory message to FC Barcelona . After lunch, the attendees could watch some videos with greetings and congratulations from former players and personalities linked to the Club. The host penya also thanked all participating penyes

The organizers also wanted to honor Juan Manuel Asensi, former player of FC Barcelona and Puebla FC. The former player sent a thanks video. The Mexican penyes prepared for him a dedicated shirt from the team of the city of Puebla in acknowledgment  for his career and accompanied by a commemorative video sent by the Peña Boñar in Leon Spain. The tribute was closed with a toast with tequila.

The end of the celebration at the Academy consisted in the distribution of gifts and commemorative T-shirts to all the attending people.

On Saturday night, at the headquarters of Penya Un Crit Valent, a meeting and dinner was held to continue doing Barcelona for America.

On Sunday the participants gathered at the headquarters of the host penya to officially close the meeting. The final event counted with te participation of the area representative, the president of the Penya in Puebla -who thanked all the particicipants- and the president of Peña Rincón del Barça, who invited the 3rd meeting, to be held next year in Mexico City.

The participants could enjoy after the meeting the victory of Barca against Atlético de Madrid, and the intense days of brotherhood and Barcelona ended with the raffle of special prizes for Penya members rockers.



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