Monday, September 26, 2022
After a summer of reorganizing, the Alconchel Football Club begins a season with more challenges to face, since for the first time in more than a decade the local sports entity once again has an Absoluta team, in addition to the youth team that has been preparing in recent years. and that in the 2021-2022 season they were runners-up in their group in the Extremeña Youth Second Division category.
“For the Club it will mean an enormous economic and human sacrifice,” Alconchel points out to HOY. Manuel Piñana López, acting president of the social entity. As he explains, “for us it is a pride that a group of young people trained in the Alconchel youth team decide to commit this season to a veteran team and bet on grassroots football in our town.”
A group of 20 young people, mostly from Alconchel, but also from other nearby municipalities such as Cheles, Higuera de Vargas and Táliga, have decided to take the step of forming the team and to do so they have had the support of the Club, which has hired to a professional and qualified coach, as required, in this case the one from Badajoz José María Moreno Penguichawho has been directing the training since August 16.
“The Club is not going to skimp on supporting everything in its power, to ensure that this category is once again consolidated in our town after so many years,” says Manuel Piñana, although he also recognizes that this will mean having to do more economic effort, given that expenses are being incurred that did not occur before. “While before the local coach, David Piñana, did not charge for directing the team, now he makes a monthly payment, in addition to paying the team of referees, about 230 euros for each game,” explains Piñana.
In addition to its ordinary activity, this year the Football Club has been forced to set the price of tickets to the matches played at the ‘La Gavina’ Municipal Football Field: 3 euros for the Absoluta team and one euro for those of the Youth. For this reason, it has also launched a subscription campaign, in which anyone over 16 years of age can belong to the Club as a member if they subscribe by paying 20 euros per year. Children between 5 and 12 years old will pay 6 euros; while children from 12 to 16 years old will pay 10 euros for their subscription. In recent weeks, data from registered people has been collected to complete the membership form and give them the corresponding card.
“From the Alconchel Football Club we make a general appeal to members, fans, associations, companies and local institutions to accompany us in this new project,” they point out from the sports entity that has been playing in ‘La Gavina’ since 1979.
Despite all this, the Absoluta team has not started the season on the right foot. On the first day, which was played at home against CP Don Bosco on September 18, they failed to score goals despite having several opportunities throughout the match. In a very even game, and despite being “championed” in the land of ‘La Gavina’, the local team failed to open the scoring and was defeated 0-2.
They had worse luck last Sunday, September 25, when they played against UD San Francisco de Olivenza, where they also suffered a 4-0 defeat. Far from being demoralized, Moreno Penguicha’s men are already considering training hard this week to face off this Sunday at home against AD Hispanolusa Fibraclim, with whom they will play at 6:00 p.m. at the ‘La Gavina’ Municipal Football Field.
The Absoluta del Alconchel team belongs to Group 2 of the Second Division of Extremadura, to which they belong, in addition to the aforementioned teams from Badajoz with whom they have already played, El Valdebotoa CF, AD Obandina, the Peña El Valle ‘A’ Football School, the CD La Albuera- FAESAL ‘A’, the AD Ciudad Villanueva del Fresno, the AP Santa Isabel, the CD La Roca ‘A’ and the AD Villar del Rey Industrial ‘A’.
For its part, the Alconchel Youth team began the season last Sunday, September 25, playing at home against CP Don Bosco ‘C’, whom it defeated 1-0.
Under the orders of the local coach for another year David Piñana Razerothis group of 17 kids mostly from Alconchel (and some from Cheles, Táliga and Villanueva del Fresno) showed that they dominated in the land of ‘La Gavina’ and debuted with a victory that predicts many more in the coming weeks.
This Friday, September 30, they will play the second day against AD El Tomillar de Badajoz, at 6:00 p.m.
The Alconchel Youth team belongs to Group 4 of the Extremeña Second Division, to which belong, in addition to the aforementioned teams, CD San Roque ‘B’, CP Sanvicenteño ‘A’, Racing Club Polideportivo Valverdeño ‘A’, CD Puerta Palmas 2020 ‘B’, Sport Extremadura CD, Olivenza FC ‘B’ and Espanyol de Badajoz Football School ‘A’.