The Sunday April 23 Real Madrid vs Barça El Clásico at the Elephant and Castle will be for Penya Supporting Members and their guests only, and Members must make a reservation. The Penya Board of Directors sent an e-mail message to all Supporting Members on March 21 with information on how to reserve a table at Elephant and Castle.
The Saturday December 3 Barça vs Real Madrid El Clásico at the Elephant and Castle will be for Penya Supporting Members and their guests only, and Members must make a reservation. The Penya Board of Directors sent an e-mail message to all Supporting Members on November 2 with information on how to reserve a table at Elephant and Castle. UPDATE: As of this time, 100% of the spaces at Elephant & Castle have been reserved.
Our Penya’s 5th Anniversary Celebration
On the early evening of Monday July 27, even though there was no Barça match, our Penya members filled Elephant and Castle. Instead of cheering on Barça, we celebrated our Penya’s 5th anniversary.
In conjunction with FC Barcelona’s preseason tour that brought the team to Washington DC, FCB Vice President Jordi Cardoner, Board Member Silvio Elías, and Director of Institutional Relations and Protocol Ramon Puyol helped us celebrate the Penya’s anniversary.
To be honest, what our Penya members truly enjoyed — and that is an understatement — were three other very special guests of honor. The Club’s representatives came to our Penya’s 5th anniversary celebration with the three trophies of the historic 2014-15 season. For the entire party, our Penya members recognized what a rare and special opportunity we were given, and everyone enjoyed having as many pictures as possible with the triplet of trophies.
Winning the Treble was a tremendous historic accomplishment for FC Barcelona and the Club sharing the three trophies with our Penya for one evening was a historic, amazing, and memorable evening for Penya Barcelonista Washington DC.
Here is a video from FCB that features our Penya.
Visca el Barça!
Lionel Messi (Part 1)
by Othman Chebli
When he moved from Argentina to Catalonia as a 13 year old boy, all he wanted was to one day play with the Barcelona first team in the Camp Nou. No one would have predicted that he would make his official debut with the first team at the tender age of 17. Today he is viewed as the greatest player of his generation, and arguably one of the best players to ever play the beautiful game.