EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS HONOURED
at Camp Nou and at Museum of Sport
On Saturday October 18, members of the Catalan Pitch and Putt team: Joseph Martinez, Dani Gimenez, Jordi Saborit, Marc Lloret, Jordi Serra and Enrique Sanz, coach Xavier Ponsdomènech and president FCPP Victor Moscatel were invited to the Camp Nou FC Barcelona. In addition to enjoying the game with SD Eibar (which ended in a 3-0 home win), the FCPP delegation was received by the president of FC Barcelona Josep Maria Bartholomew to whom a Pitch and Putt polo shirt was presented. The FCPP was presented with a replica shirt signed by the majority of the FC Barcelona first team.
The Catalan Secretary General of Sport, Ivan Tibau, congratulated the Catalan Pitch and Putt team, which was proclaimed champion of Europe for the second time. The venue for the function was the Museum and Centre for the Study of Sport, Barcelona.
The reception was also attended by the President of the Catalan Pitch and Putt Federation, Victor Moscatel, coach Xavier Ponsdomènech and President of the Sports Federation Union of Catalonia Gerard Esteva.
Ivan Tibau praised the "great job" done by the Catalan Federation, "which resulted" in the European win and "proves you do things right." The Secretary General of Sport also noted the importance of Pitch and Putt, one of the first sports in which Catalonia has the opportunity to officially compete internationally, that "represents us very well around the world and, in addition, you win, which helps promote the sport."
Victor Moscatel, for his part, thanked the Government for the reception said that the choice is "an example of the sports category we have" in Pitch and Putt. "Behind there are many players that want to emulate this team," he concluded.