Inauguration of Penya Barça RCTB 1899

The Penya Barça RCTB 1899 was officially inaugurated on Thursday by the vice president of the social area, Jordi Cardoner i Casaus. As members of the RCTB, the Barça president, Sandro Rosell and director Eduard Coll were also present.

Other guests

Other important figures from the Barça world were also present, such as the Board advisors Josep Maria Fusté and Carles Rexach. Fusté will be the vice president of the new club, while the president will be Xavier Ferreón.

The opening of the very first supporters club in the Pedralbes district was also attended by the patron of the Foundation, Josep Maldonado, the president of the Federació Catalana de Tennis, the president of the Real Club Tennis Barcelona, Albert Agustí, and the delegate of the Advisory Council for West Barcelona, Salvador Balsells.

During the event a special mention to Alejandra Witty, the great granddaughter of the former player and president of FC Barcelona, Arthur Witty, was made. Mr Arthur Witty was distinguished an honorary member of the club.

The club made Jordi Cardoner its founding member and the vice president of the Club, who has been a member of the RCTB 1899 for 30 years said he felt like being at home. “It is a special day, in such a close circle. Next year I’ll have been a Barça member for 50 years, and this year is my 30th as a member of the Reial Club de Tennis. My father made me a member”, he said.

Cardoner praised the effort that it takes to set up a supporters club and hoped that all the young people in attendance would all still be around to celebrate the 50th anniversary and will remember this very special Thursday.

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