June has traditionally become one of the most active times of years for the supporters club movement. The weather is great, the competitions are over and so it’s the perfect time to hold regional meetings and celebrate the end of the season.
From the last week of May to the last week of June, there have been 10 different regional meetings from Galicia to Slovenia. The first was the eleventh congress for clubs from Andalusia, Ceuta and Melilla, which is held every two years. President Josep M. Bartomeu attended what doubled as the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Peña Barcelonista Montillana.
The same weekend also featured a meeting of clubs from the Counties of Castellon, held in Alcora, as well as the one for Vallès clubs held in Montcada i Reixac. Both were attended by vice-president Jordi Cardoner i Casaus.
Galicia celebrated its traditional Xuntanza a Moaña, in Pontevedra, on occasion of the host club’s 20th anniversary. The Penya Blaugrana de Roda de Ter i Les Masies, which was celebrating 25 years of existence, was the venue for the Osona i Ripollès regional meeting.
On June 8, the Penya Barcelonista de La Selva del Camp hosted the 14th edition of the North Tarragona meeting. Player Sergi Roberto, whose grandparents are from Selva del Camp, represented the club, along with Camp Nou announcer, Manel Vich.
Les Terres de l’Ebre also held its meeting at La Sènia on June 13, on the 30th anniversary of the local club. And over in Castilla Leon, the Peña Barcelonista Albense hosted the regional meeting in Salamanca.
One of the biggest events was the first meeting of clubs from Central and Southern Europe, attended by hundreds of supporters from different countries in Slovenia, hosted by the Penya Blaugrana Eslovena Triglav.
Camarasa was the venue for June’s final meeting on the 29th, attended by clubs from the Ponent Nord region.
In mid-June, the Camp Nou forecourt was also the venue for a very special meeting held by the Penya Barcelonista de Col·leccionistes de Plaques de Cava, a club that groups cava bottle-top collectors. The profits from the event were donated to a project in Chad to construct a school.