On 22, March at 12:00 hours the Athletic Club “Fundazioa” Foundation held a press conference at the Lezama Sports Centre with the aim of presenting the II Athletic Club Foundation Beach Football Tournament.
Félix Izquierdo, the Athletic Club “Fundazioa” Foundation’s Vice-president, along with Fernando Quintanilla ‘Txirri’, the Athletic Club Foundation’s General Sports Coordinator and José Ángel Iribar were responsible for presenting this new edition which will start on Sunday, 1 April at several beaches on the coast of Biscay.
On Sunday, 1 April the second edition of the ‘Athletic Club’ Beach Football 7 Championship will commence.
– Geared towards male, female or mixed teams from clubs or Basque Schools/Ikastolas.
– Geared towards youngsters (born in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998).
The matches are to be played on Sunday mornings, 8 in total, at several beaches on the coast of Biscay, and the championship is compatible with other School competitions.
The beaches where the Championship will be held are as follows:
– Ereaga (Getxo)
– Arietarra (Sopelana)
– La Arena (Muskiz)
– Arrigorri (Ondarroa)
These venues will alternate during the Championship.
The Championship format will be like that of a minileague and the leading teams will take part in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final which will be a sudden death affair.
The finals will be played on 17 June.
Fifty teams are expected to join in, about 750 boys and girls will enjoy the sport in splendid surroundings and will enjoy the great ambience as well. Teams from Gernika, Durango, Amorebieta, Portugalete, Getxo, Gorliz, Bakio, Bilbo and even two teams from Gipuzkoa as well as (Mutriku) who took part last year have already signed up.
Those teams who are interested in taking part are still in time and can sign up by calling us on 94-405.25.52 or 607.54.25.76 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected]