Sandro Rosell presiding the PB Alfaro Golden Jubilee /FOTO: MIGUEL RUIZ

The Peña Barcelonista Alfaro in La Rioja, celebrated its 50th anniversary this Sunday in the presence of Club President Sandro Rosell, Vice-President for the Social Area Jordi Cardoner and the head of the Social Commission Pau Vilanova.

Official visits

The Club officials visited the PB Alfaro club house and were shown one of the exhibition areas which is full of historic photos of the club. They then visited the local Town Hall where they were received by the Mayor, Yolanda Preciado and Sr Rosell and Sr Cardoner signed the book of honour.

The President then visited an exhibition by the artist Fernando Serrano, which featured many objects connected with the Club from the time of Cruyff until the present day, and another exhibition held in the same space concerning local wildlife.

Barça, like good wine

The traditional gala lunch followed, attended by 200 people representing 16 local penyes. In his after dinner address, the President congratulated Barça Regal on their league title and explained that he really felt at home in La Rioja, comparing the famous wines of the region with the Club – claiming that they both mature well with the years. The health of the local supporters club movement certainly seems to confirm that!

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