Club Petanca Martorell inaugurates the facilities with the May 1st Tournament

Petanque Tournament May 1 (image: GrisPhoto)

Mayor Xavier Fonollosa, accompanied by the councilors of the government team, inaugurated this morning the facilities of the Club Petanca Martorell, located behind the station of Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC) Martorell-Central, which they were released a year ago now. The event coincided with the celebration of the 40th Tournament on May 1.

The entity has a building of about 200 square meters, which includes a dining room, a cafeteria, an office, a meeting room, a warehouse and toilets. There is a canopied covered porch in front of the entire building and also a more spacious children’s play area. As for the petanque courts, he has added two new ones and has accumulated up to 12 of 15mx4m.

Work began in mid-2020 and was completed in April 2021. The City Council monitored it, but the developer was FGC to prepare the environment for the construction of the ship of the Via Mètrica space, the historical museum of the railway, which is about to end.

Xavier Fonollosa emphasized that the new tracks are “a great improvement for the club and also for Martorell. With the collaboration of the board, we have been attending to all the needs that were emerging. Today we have one of the best petanque facilities in the whole of Barcelona and that is a source of pride ”. “The important thing is not so much the practice of petanque as we meet and socialize, and with this equipment I think we can do it.”

Xavier Fonollosa, alcalde de Martorell

Loli Carballido, president of the Club Petanca Martorell, said that “it is a joy because now it allows us to do activities that we could not carry out before and follow the normal rhythm of the entity. This year we were able to celebrate the first league after the pandemic, the men were in fourth place in the provincial and the women were left out of the second division for a game, but we are excited to get this year”.

Loli Carballido, presidenta Club Petanca Martorell

The 40th May 1st Tournament brought together nearly 110 athletes in 53 doubles from all over the world. The winners were the duo of Felix and Ruben, the second place for Edgar and Toni, the third for Antonio and Carlos, the fourth for Carlos and Manolo.


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