LATEST NEWS FROM LOS AMIGOS DE MAZARRON FC
By mid-December Mazarron had lost only one game out of the eight played, but five had ended in draws with just one defeat.
The defence remained fairly solid and had kept four clean sheets in the eight games. Scoring had been a problem but three goals away to Cartagena FC UCAM and four at home to CD Minera showed that coach Sergio was getting to grips with his new squad.
With David Ardil available after the opening two games, the impressive Simpara was moved from his central defensive partnership with Juande into midfield where he was equally impressive. Sergio juggled with his strikers and Omar settled nicely into that position scoring two excellent goals and he was well supported by Chiky Ardil.
There was good new for supporters when a limited number of spectators were allowed in to watch games for the first time, starting with the game against CD Minera on 13th December. The capacity was fixed at 320 which included season ticket holders and club officials from both sides.
Priority was given to season ticket holders but there were some seats available for general supporters who were admitted at a cost of 8 euros.
The following regulations apply until further notice during the Covid-19 pandemic:-
Spectators must carry official ID (passports etc) as well as their season tickets
No food and drink – apart from water.
Masks to be worn at all times.
Social distancing must be observed. There must be a minimum of 1 seat in between spectators
Hand sanitising points will be available around the ground.
With regard to away travel, the current regulations now allow travel to away grounds subject to capacities. Depending on this we are asking Los Amigos members who wish to travel to away games to contact Barbara by email on firstname.lastname@example.org on the Thursday before the away game. The names will be passed to the Mazarron FC President who will contact the President of the other club to see if he can organise the necessary tickets. This procedure should guarantee admission and save a wasted journey. Obviously, some grounds with very small capacities may not be able to accommodate visiting supporters but we will keep our members fully informed. If tickets are available travel will be in private cars until coach travel becomes feasible.
Mazarron's home games are normally played on Sundays with varying kick off times. Kick off times are not normally known until the Tuesday before the day of the game. Forthcoming fixtures are:-
10th January HUERCAL-OVERA CF HOME
17th January CARTAGENA FC UCAM HOME
24th January FC Cartagena “B” Away
31st January FC LA UNION ATLETICO HOME
7th February Mar Menor CF Away
At the time of going to press Mazarron’s home games are being at the Complejo Deportivo which is just off the main road from Mazarron Town to the Port. This is to allow necessary remedial works to the playing surface at the Estadio Municipal.
Full details of all games, dates, venue and kick off times will be advertised in the local media, on www.mazarronfc.com or our own Los Amigos de Mazarron FC Facebook page, fb.me/mazarron2016. Mazarron Hoy kindly streamed the early games of the season live on their Facebook page so that Mazarron supporters were not deprived of the opportunity to see their regular “football fix”.
Los Amigos membership renewals (usually 1st August) had been deferred to 1st January 2021. In view of the continuing problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic this has now been deferred until the end of March 2021. If anybody, who is not a current member, wishes to join before this date their membership will expire on 31st March 2020 which will now be the same for everybody. Membership is 20 euros and includes discounts on all Los Amigos activities for the member and a partner. Our Thursday weekly meetings at the Golf Club, Camposol (4 pm) have had to be suspended due to the local restrictions but will be resumed as soon as it is possible. A new date for the postponed AGM will be decided in the New Year.
The Race Night at Alley Palais at the end of October was a huge success and raised almost 1300 euros. Arrangements are being made to donate the proceeds of the Race Night to the Football Club.
Los Amigos members donated items for the Children of Mazarron Charity Appeal at Christmas and Los Amigos de Mazarron also purchased eight footballs for this appeal and these had been handed to the Social Centre.
Depending on Covid-19 restrictions it was hoped to organise a Quiz at the Diner on Camposol B in either late January or early February. Details will be sent out to members and also announced on our Facebook page as soon as they are available.
Los Amigos members and friends enjoyed a great evening at the Turkey and Tinsel Dinner at the Diner, Camposol B on 8th December. Thirty six members and friends attended and thanks are once again due to Sue and her marvellous team at the Diner for looking after us so well and providing such an excellent meal.
At the time of going to press the Golf Day at Camposol Club de Golf and the Gala Dinner at the Hotel la Cumbre, Puerto de Mazarron, which were postponed last March because of coronavirus are still scheduled to be taking place on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th April respectively. Obviously, the situation is changing daily and it is difficult to know what the next three or four months will bring, but we hope to be able to make a final decision early in the New Year
On behalf of Los Amigos de Mazarron FC may we wish our members, sponsors and all supporters, players and staff of Mazarron Football Club a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.