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#41 brooza

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 03:40 PM

Custodians look to be a police team.  Having lived here since August, there's an utterly amazing 3G rugby pitch out by the motorway, not a million miles away from the universities.  I can only hope one of the teams is basing themselves over there.

The Griffons are based at Cantarranas at the uni. Been to see them a couple of times when I've been over there


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#42 bbfaz

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Posted 08 November 2014 - 11:31 AM

The Cantarranas pitch is right in the middle of the UCM campus.  It's also where another team, "the International People of Madrid RL" are basing themselves.  I sometimes take my wife all the way to work in Aravaca and the bus goes by the side of the campo.  It's a bog-standard grass rugby pitch really, which will be like playing on concrete in the summer.

 

However, out where the A-6 meets the M-30, is Parque Deportivo Puerta de Hierro.  There's a 3G rugby pitch with bleachers that probably seat around 250.  Tennis, padel, swimming, golf.  The problem is that I think this is more tightly controlled by the RU federation in Madrid.  The other issue is that it has limited public transport, just two buses stop nearby that go in and out of Moncloa.  However, it's a much better setup than Cantarranas.



#43 brooza

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 01:54 PM

The Cantarranas pitch is right in the middle of the UCM campus.  It's also where another team, "the International People of Madrid RL" are basing themselves.  I sometimes take my wife all the way to work in Aravaca and the bus goes by the side of the campo.  It's a bog-standard grass rugby pitch really, which will be like playing on concrete in the summer.

 

However, out where the A-6 meets the M-30, is Parque Deportivo Puerta de Hierro.  There's a 3G rugby pitch with bleachers that probably seat around 250.  Tennis, padel, swimming, golf.  The problem is that I think this is more tightly controlled by the RU federation in Madrid.  The other issue is that it has limited public transport, just two buses stop nearby that go in and out of Moncloa.  However, it's a much better setup than Cantarranas.

I imagine it's better than having to climb through a hole in the fence to get out at night...


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#44 bbfaz

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 03:03 PM

It's that classic case of you can either have the good position or the good facilities, not both.



#45 Futtocks

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 11:50 PM

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 12:36 AM

On Twitter now: @CordobaFenix

 

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Are they connected to El Hunsletto. ;) ?



#47 bbfaz

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 09:30 PM

Anybody have any idea when we might see the fixtures released?  Doubt the Griffons need a club administrator who speaks only pidgin Spanish but I'll go and support them if needed.



#48 brooza

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 01:14 PM

Anybody have any idea when we might see the fixtures released?  Doubt the Griffons need a club administrator who speaks only pidgin Spanish but I'll go and support them if needed.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, I'm sure. I can get you in touch with Rodrigo if you like


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#49 bbfaz

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:25 PM

Cool.  That would be excellent.



#50 deluded pom?

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 10:06 PM

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 05:52 PM

Well done Spain, they've done so much in such a short space of time. Great to see.


Edited by londonrlfan, 06 February 2015 - 05:52 PM.

London Broncos home & away


#52 DoubleD

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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:20 AM

Well done Spain, they've done so much in such a short space of time. Great to see.

 

I agree, their progress, like Greece, has been phenomenal in the past 2 years. I always struggled to understand why RL wasn't more popular in Spain with the Catalans in Super League - thought that would have been the link to help spread the growth but glad to see some progress now



#53 bbfaz

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 01:21 PM

It's about having the right people in the right places.  If you have connections and manhours to throw at it, things will grow as we saw with the rapid rise and swift decline in Norway.

 

Regarding Les Catalans, they're a French side that identifies with Catalunya.  Now, this is politically dicey in recent times due to the ongoing issues with the Catalan desire for independence.  Nobody in, say, Vigo is going to relate to Catalans Dragons because they're Catalan, in fact it might have the opposite effect.



#54 redbeckroad

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:10 PM

British Amateur Rugby League Association are sending an unders 17's team to Valencia in April playing 2 games.





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