The Penya de Puig-Reig celebrates 25th anviversary
Vice-president Jordi Cardoner attended the event that doubled as the meeting of supporters clubs from Bages, Berguedà and la Cerdanya and a tribute to the Barça Grandfather Joan Casals
The Penya Blaugrana de Puig-Reig celebrated its 25th anniversary by organising a meeting of supporters clubs from Bages, Berguedà and la Cerdanya. A commemorative monolith was unveiled and there was special recognition from FC Barcelona and the regional federation for Joan Casals, the Barça Grandfather and president of the PB Guardiola.
The vice-president of the Social Area, Jordi Cardoner, in the company of former player Pere Valentí Mora, did the duties, watched by the other dignitaries in attendance, who included Dídac Flores, president of the PB de Puig-Reig, Antoni Clement, mayor of Puig-Reig, Sergi Roca, president of Berguedà County Council, Joan Casals, the Barça Grandfather and Ramon Burniol, president of the Bàges, Berguedà & Cerdanya regional federation, and many others.
The most emotional moment came when Joan Casals received an institutional plaque from Jordi Cardoner and a video was shown of some of the greatest moments of his time as the Barça Grandfather.
Very active clubs
The Bages, Berguedà & Cerdanya region is one of the most active in the movement, and also has one of the highest numbers of members, some 9,000. The region hosted World Meetings in 1972, 1977, 1979 and in 1981 organised a Meeting in Montserrat, in 1982 one in Manresa, in 1983 in Berga and in 1998 in Puigcerdà.