NABO Mus Finals
This last weekend 44 teams, representing 29 clubs, gathered at the Txoko Ona Basque Club in Homedale, Idaho to compete for the title of NABO Mus Champion. After an entire day of play, Maurice Negueloua and Chris Bonson, representing Rocklin's Iparreko Ibarra Basque club came out on top, with Tony Espinal and Manuel Gamio from Los Baños Basque club coming in second. Negueloua and Bonson will now go on to represent NABO at the World Mus Championships to be held in Mar de Plata, Argentina during the first week of November. Congratulations to everyone who participated, to the Txoko Ona Basque club for being such wonderful hosts and running such a great tournament, and to our champions! Zorionak deneri!
The application period for Gaztemundu is now officially open, as of June 3rd, after being published in the Official Bulletin of the Basque Country on June 2. Deadline to submit applications will be July 3. The theme of this year's program is Basque club management with a focus on member involvement on Basque club decision-making bodies. Interested persons should be between the ages of 18 and 35, be a member of an officially recognized Basque club for at least three years, reside outside of Euskadi, will have never participated in this program prior, and will have completed a project on the future challenges faced by his/her Basque club including a SWOT matrix (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) along with its analysis, which would include suggestions for improvement. Applications may be submitted to the Lehendakaritza, to the Secretary General of Foreign Action (c/Navarra, #2, 01007 Vitoria-Gasteiz) along with other required documentation by July 3, 2015. For complete information including grading criteria and points awarded for each component, as well as the members of the jury click here.
Basque Soccer Friendly Update
As we previously reported, the date of the soccer match between Athletic Bilbao and Club Tijuana has been moved to July 18, 2015 at 7pm still at Albertson's Stadium. Tickets previously purchased for the 29th will be honored on the 18th, and folks who purchased their tickets prior to June 1st will be contacted regarding potential refunds. Additional information on tickets and refunds is also available here. Basque Soccer Friendly is also excited to announce the opening of its online store for Athletic paraphernalia. Check it out here.