Clubs arrive from all five continents for the event at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya
More than 1,300 supporters club members were at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya for the XXXVII World Congress of FC Barcelona Penyes.
Speeches were given by president Josep Maria Bartomeu, first vice-president Jordi Cardoner and directors Pau Vilanova and Jordi Moix. Director Maria Teixidor presented the Edelmira Calvetó Award to club presidents Maria Antònia Milà and Jordina Font and the el president of the Confederation, Antoni Guil and the Ombudsman Ramon Térmens also spoke to the audience.
The event was also a chance for those in attendance to be introduced to the new additions to the FC Barcelona squad, who were joined onstage by the technical director Robert Fernández.
The day ended with a gala dinner with musical entertainment from Roser and the presentation of a new award called the Edmundo Bazo Award to the AFEPE for its fostering of friendship.
V Penyes Futbol Games
The Penyes Futbol Games took place in Auditori 1899, where 72 children competed at football videogames. The prizes were given by the president of the Confederation, Antoni Guil, the director in chief of the Penyes Commission, Dani Sala, and the presidents of the Ponent Nord and Canary Islands federations, Pere Mentruit and Yamal Hawach.
The winners were:
1st: Pau Haro (Penya Barcelonista de Tivenys)
2nd: David Briegas (Penya Blaugrana de Vallirana)
3rd: Guillem Barceló (Penya Barcelonista de la Serra d’Almos)