Wednesday, 21 December 2011



11:00 Inauguration of the 4 positions of Foreign Associations in Plaza Tonoleros, Port of Mazarrón

17:00 Helmet decorating course in Cresta del Gallo, floor 6, Aula Grande

20:00 Inauguration and subsequent blessing of the Centro Social de las Cofradias Cristo del Perdón, Virgen de los Dolores y San Juan. In Calle Olivos, Playasol , Port of Mazarrón


School Visits from 9:30 am until 13:00


School Visits from 9:30 to 12:30





Monday, 19 December 2011

Mazarrón FC report: Thader Murcia 2 Mazarron FC 0

This bottom of the table encounter started disastrously for Mazarron when Jose missed a simple tackle and gave away a corner. This corner was met with a towering header by the Thader centre half to give Thader the lead after just 1 minute and 45 seconds.

After 18 minutes Mazarron’s task became even more difficult when attacking winger Pepe crashed to the ground with a recurrence of a thigh strain and was replaced by the juvenile’s captain, Pescao.

Thader continued to test the Mazarron goal and on 23 minutes Ruben pulled off a fine save to prevent the home team going further ahead. Shortly afterwards a mix up between Jose and Ruben left an open goal which the Thader striker somehow missed. Jose and Diego were booked and then,
as the first half came to an end Edin, once again working as a lone striker, was pulled down when clean through.
Five minutes after the half time break, Jose’s day got even worse as he received a second yellow card and his marching orders for a deliberate handball. Strangely this seemed to spur the team on and a fine attempt by Alfonso was saved.
Mazarron’s young English full back, Matt Clarke, who was outstanding in the first half, then pounced onto a loose ball and after a one-two put the ball into the path of Edin but, with only the keeper to beat, his mistimed shot went wide.
After 62 minutes Edin fired the ball across the face of the goal from the right which only required a touch but it missed the far post by inches.

In the 76th minute Thader increased their lead when, from a hotly disputed corner kick, the ball was drilled home from the edge of the penalty area.
Mazarron’s woes continued when Abdel had to be substituted in the last few minutes following a nasty tackle and five yellow cards plus Jose’s double yellow did nothing to improve Mazarron’s appalling disciplinary record.

Team:Ruben , Jose, Diego, Clarke, Diego (jnr) Alfonso, Chico, Juan Antonio, Pepe (Pescao), Edin, Abdel (Jaguar)
Man of the Match:  Matt Clarke

Saturday, 17 December 2011

ACASA Christmas Appeal

ACASA launches Christmas appeal for money to help Brits in need

ACASA – The National Casework Service of Age Concern España – has launched a campaign to ask expats in Spain to give what they can this Christmas to help Britons who have hit hard times. The charity is hoping to raise at least 50,000 euros to support its work, helping the less fortunate in the British community.

The charity has two client bases – people over the age of 50, and those of any age who serve or used to serve in the British Armed Forces, and their families, as ACASA does the work of SSAFA Forces Help in Spain. It helps people overcome problems of poverty, isolation and illness, and assists them with better mixing into the Spanish way of life. It also helps them access benefits and support, and works to identify charitable grants.

Kim Stollard of ACASA said “One of the best presents anyone can give is help for people less fortunate than themselves. We welcome gifts of any size, whatever people feel they can afford, to help people who need advice and help on living in Spain, or about returning to the UK. Our seventy plus volunteers receive four or five new cases of hardship every week, and hundreds of enquiries a year, and Christmas donations will help us keep up the good work in the New Year.”  

Recently the charity helped a lady with mobility issues source funds to purchase a mobility scooter. She told us the that the scooter she has named ‘Nellie’ has changed her life because she can now go out with her dog or go shopping on her own.

“We could never have done it without the generous help of the British community. A Christmas donation, whatever its size, will help someone else who is in distress. It´s easy to donate just go to our website and press the ‘donate’ button or contact us at 902 00 38 38 or”

ACASA - Official Partner of The British Embassy in Spain, AGE UK, and SSAFA Forces Help

Mazarron FC next game

Mazarron FC's game this weekend is away to Thader Murcia on Sunday 18th December, kick off 6 pm. The Los Amigos de Mazarron FC supporters coach will leave the car park opposite Consum supermarket at 5 pm. Coach tickets are €7 and can be obtained at Thursday's meeting at the Trevi Bar (4 pm)

Monday, 12 December 2011

Mazarrón FC report: Los Garres 5 Mazarron FC 3

With seven first team regulars missing through injury and suspension, it was always going to be tough for Mazarron in this relegation battle. There were six members of the juvenile squad in the starting line up but this was no excuse for the appalling performance in the first 30 minutes which saw the home side take a 3-0 lead and leave the Mazarron players once again looking totally dispirited.

For the eighth away game in a row, Manager Agustino continued his policy of playing a lone striker. Perhaps after obtaining just one point in these eight games, the penny will finally drop. If not, the consequences for the manager and the team will be dire.

After a quiet opening twenty minutes, Los Garres scored three times in a period of just 15 minutes. The first, a shot from outside the box which should have been closed down by Diego, the second another shot from outside the box which seemed to take a deflection and the third when a through ball split the static Mazarron defence.

Then, just three minutes before half time, Diego junior slipped the ball past the last defender and ran 30 yards leaving three Los Garres players in his wake before slipping the ball under the advancing keeper to make the score 3-1. A minute later, Diego senior had the ball in the net but the referee had already blown for an infringement. The first half drama was not over, however, as Edin was blatantly pushed in the penalty area but the referee waved play on , eventually booking Edin for either diving or dissent.

Alcaraz, who was inexplicably named as substitute, replaced Dani at half time and Mazarron were back in the game after 48 minutes when Diego powered a free kick into the roof of the net. Los Garres increased their lead two minutes later when Ahmed unfortunately turned a cross into his own net but Mazarron then came back into the game with a spell of sustained pressure. Both Diego junior and Diego senior shot just wide before Edin reduced the arrears when he ran on to Juan Antonio’s through ball to make the score 4-3.

The games was settled in the 75th minute when a corner was fumbled by Ruben and the ball bundled into the net to make the final score 5-3 to Los Garres.

Mazarron deserve credit for the second half fight back but some serious action is needed to halt the club’s alarming slide.

Team: Ruben, Jose, Diego, Ahmed, Matt Clarke, Alfonso (Habibe), Juan Antonio, Jouad (Ismael), Diego jnr, Dani (Alcaraz), Edin

Man of the Match: Diego jnr.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Mazarron FC next game

Mazarron's game this weekend is away at Los Garres on Sunday 11th December, kick off 4.15 pm. The Los Amigos de Mazarron FC supporters coach will leave the car park opposite Consum supermarket at 3 pm. Coach tickets are €7 and can be obtained at Thursday's meeting at the Trevi Bar (4 pm) or by emailing

Poligono Representatives Vacancies, Camposol

If you are interested in representing your poligono please speak to the relevant Chairman for more details.

SECTOR B. B4—B7—B20—B22
CONTACT . Glyn White 968 199 506

CONTACT. Bernard Holland 626 513 842

CONTACT. Bob Owen 968 970 577

SECTOR D. D9—D10—D15—D27—D28—D29—D32
CONTACT. Mick Drummond 968 131 971

Bob Owen
Camposol Residents Association
Central Liaison Committee

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Important Notice from El Patio Bar, Pliego

Unfortunately El Patio Bar, Pliego have to announce that this Saturday's Pre-Christmas meal with Lauren is not happening due to Lauren cancelling the event.

Monday, 5 December 2011


Friday, December 2:

12:00 h. Opening of "The Fair Day," by the Mayor and Councilman of Celebration.

Location: Town Hall Square.

16:00 h. Combined tests of athletics "Trophy José Luis Moreno Val".

Location: Municipal Sports "Jesus Canovas Valenzuela", Mazarron.

17:00 pm Inauguration of the third contest "YOUR BEST PICTURE" in honour of Cesar Romero Abolafio

Exhibition open from 2-11 December (inclusive).

Location: Avda Constitution, Plaza del Callao, opposite Universidad Popular.

18.00 h. Opening of Children's Fairground. From 18:00 to 19:00 h, 1 €.

Location: Fairground, opposite Football Stadium in Mazarron

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

20:00 pm Home Tennis Tournament "La Purisima".

This tournament will be played between 2th and 10th (inclusive).

Location: Sports Centre in Puerto de Mazarron (Bahia).

20:00 pm Home Championship Paddle II "La Purisima".

This tournament will be held on December 2nd, 3rd and 4th, in the morning and afternoon.

Location: Public School "Ginés García Martínez" in Mazarron.

20.00h. Opening of the exhibition grounds and tree lighting, by the Mayor and Minister of Celebration.

Location: Plaza del Convento

21:30 h. Proclamation of the festivities in honour of the Immaculate Conception, by

Don Tomás Fuertes Fernández, President of "EL POZO"

Location: Parish Centre located at Ramon y Cajal, behind the Church of San Antonio in Mazarron.

23.00 h. Orchestra performance the "La Mundial".

Location: Plaza del Convento


10:00 am Opening of Table Tennis Open

Location: Sports Pavilion "The Aceña" in Mazarron.

11:00 am Electric Motorcycle Exhibition and free trials

Location: Town Hall Square.

15:00 h. First of Mazarróns “Tekgraffic Rock Festival.”

Concert: hip hop / rock with local and regional artists.

Price: € 1 tickets for the benefit of Mazarrón Red Cross for the purchase of an ambulance.

Location: portable bullring, installed in front of the roundabout “del economato”

16:00 h. Caliche Championship.

Location: Mazarron Day Centre.

18:00 pm VII National Open Fishing Championship "MAZARRÓN BAY"

Location: Bolnuevo and Playa Grande beaches

18:00 pm Culinary competition for traditional Murcian dishes and desserts.

Location: "Cresta del Gallo" market, Mazarron.

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

21:00 pm Festival "Dj` s Winter Experience "

Concert: hip hop / rock with local and regional artists.

Price: € 1 tickets for the benefit of Mazarrón Red Cross for the purchase of an ambulance.

Location: portable bullring

21:30 h. Election for "Queen of Fiestas" Mazarrón 2011.

The gala will be entertained by a performance from "Michel Havana".

Location: Plaza del Convento

Sunday, December 4:

9:00 am Singing contest.

Organized by the Ornithological Society "El Colorin."

Location: Sports Centre "Jesus Canovas Valenzuela" in Mazarron.

10:00 am Gathering of custom bikes.

"Custom Alhama Turma VI".

Location: Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

12:00 h. Horse show

The Association “Hipica el Mazarronero" organizes and presents the horse show "Danza a Caballo", where "horse and riders" dance to the music.

PLACE: Portable bullring

15:30 h. Popular Games.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

17:00 pm Election for "Prince of Fiestas”

Location: Plaza del Convento

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

19:00 pm Opening of photo exhibition "Toda una Vida." Photos by Juan Francisco Belmar Gonzalez and Maria Dolores Olivo Perez

Location: Senior Community Centre, Puerto de Mazarron.

20:30 pm Camposol Group Performance by "Murcia Dance".

Location: Plaza del Convento

21.00 h. Concert by “Los Luisos" and "The Slummin Angel's."

Location: Plaza del Convento


17:00 to 19:00 h. Childrens Fair 1 €.

Location: Fairground, next to Mazarron Football Stadium

17:00 pm Opening of "medieval market", with something for everyone.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

21:00 pm Presentation of the book "MAZARRÓN MINING TOWN."

Written by Antonio Rico Rodriguez of Mazarron.

Location: Universidad Popular in Mazarron.

22:00 h. Performance by "Toni Genil”

Location: Plaza del Convento

23:00 h. Concert by mariachi band "Los Caporales".

Location: Plaza del Convento


9:00 am Extraordinary plenary session on the occasion of Constitution Day.

Location: Plenary Town Hall.

9:30 am Tribute to the victims of the Mauthausen concentration camp.

Location: Garden of Peace (Constitution Avenue in Mazarron).

10:00 am Commemoration of Constitution Day "TRIBUTE TO THE FLAG OF SPAIN".

Location: Avda Constitucion, opposite the bus stop in Mazarron.

10:30 am Mass Rociera.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception of Mazarron.

10:30 am "Medieval market", with something for everyone.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

11:30 am Rociera Party, organized by the group "Aires of Mazarron."

Parade by Rocieros groups from the Plaza del Convento to the bullring, for lunch and transfer to the marquee

Location: Plaza del Convento

14:00 pm Paella for participants.

Location: Plaza del Convento

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

21:00 pm Performance by the group "To Plagio"

Location: Plaza del Convento


17:00 to 19:00 h. Children's Fair 1 €.

Location: Fairground, next to the Football Stadium in Mazarron

17:00 pm MEDIEVAL MARKET, with something for everyone.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

18:30 h. Novena to our patron saint: Holy Rosary, Holy Mass and Novena.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

20:00 pm Admission of new brothers and children to the “Archicofradio de la Purisima Concepcion

This act shall be accompanied by the Parish Choir, who will perform the traditional Mazarron Mass, composed in honour of Our Lady

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

23:00 h. Concert by "Andy & Lucas", entry 12 € (advance € 8).

Opening act "Algo a Medias."

Presale: Stand adjacent to Church of the Convent in Mazarron and Tourist Office in Puerto de Mazarron.

Location: Plaza del Convento


9:00 am Mass at the nursing home in Mazarron, with homage to the Patron Red Cross.

Location: Nursing Home "La Purisima".

10:30 am MEDIEVAL MARKET, with something for everyone.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

10:30 am Concert by the band "Maestro Eugenio Calderon" of Mazarron.

Location: Plaza del Convento

12:00 h. Solemn Mass in honour of our Mother and Patroness the Immaculate Conception.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

18:00 pm Mass.

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

19:00 pm Solemn procession with the statue of Our Patroness.

Location: Departure from the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

21:00 pm Musical performance trio "Jam".

Location: Plaza del Convento


10:00 am Exhibition of pigeons

Location: Highway to Puerto Mazarron, km.2-next to workshop "Maypo".

11:00 am Popular Games.

Location: Plaza del Convento.

Mayor Day Lunch (by invitation)

12:30 h. Choir Performance

Location: Plaza del Convento

13:00 h. Award ceremony for the activities during the Mazarron fiestas

Location: Plaza del Convento

13:30 pm Choir Performance

Location: Plaza del Convento

14:00 pm Food for seniors.

Location: Plaza del Convento

17:00 pm Queen and King Election

The gala will be accompanied by "Maria Jesus” and his accordian

Location: Plaza del Convento

18:00 pm Chocolate for all attendees

Location: Plaza del Convento

19:00 pm Mass

Location: Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

22:00 h. Gala concert by various local groups.

Location: Plaza del Convento

Saturday, December 10:

10:00 am Exhibition of pigeons

Location: Mazarron Port Road, km. 2, next to workshop "Maypu".

10:00 am Table Tennis Championships "La Purisima".

Location: Municipal Sports Pavilion "The Aceña".

12:00 h. Grand Prix, general admission € 12 (€ 8 in advance), pensioners and children € 8 (€ 5 in advance).

Presale: Stand next to the Church of the Convent, in Mazarron and Tourist Office in Puerto de Mazarron.

Location: portable bullring

15:30 h. Hiking Trail "Fiestas de Mazarron."

Location: Leaving "La Aceña". The route will be for the Sierra de las Moreras.

21:00 pm Great musical revue "En Esta Noche".

Tonight we visit the most important show of the season, straight from the 7th Region of Murcia.

With the following performances

- Antonio Hidalgo.

- Jaimito Borromeo.

- Angeles Baeza - Finalist "a tu vera".

- Laura Muñoz - Winner of the Magnificent 7.

- Dioni Plazas - Finalist of the Magnificent 7.

- Daniel Valera - Ballet 7 Region of Murcia.

- Eugenio Fernández – Arranger and Pianist of 7 Region of Murcia.

Location: Plaza del Convento

Sunday, December 11:

10:00 am Exhibition of pigeons

Location: Mazarron Port Road, km. 2, next to workshop “Maypu”

11:00 am Parade floats.

Location: Departure from the "Garden of Peace" by Avda Constitucion , Calle San Pascual, Calle Via, to end the tour at the fairground, opposite the football stadium

20:00 pm Delivery of trophies for all events organized during the Festivities 2011.

Location: Plaza del Convento

21:00 pm Jury's Award for floats in the parade

Location: Plaza del Convento

22:00 h. Finale, special music by local groups.

Location: Plaza del Convento

23.30 h Fireworks.

Location: Cabezo de San Cristobal.



It is open enrolement time for participation in the Local Football League which gathers several teams in a tournament that has already become a classic. As explained by the Councillor for Sports, Andrew James, during the presentation of the league, "This year the tournament has several new features." One of the most important is that the amount has been reduced by 100 euros for enrolement.

Another novelty is that it will allow 2 federations per team, "which opens the range to greater participation, which is the goal that we pursue this year." Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers. The Champion will receive 800 euros plus trophy, the runner-up prize 400 euros, and the third place 200 euros. There will be trophies for the highest scoring player and the goalkeeping record.

Registration can be made until January 4th, the day on which the draw will be undertaken in the league that will begin with the first meetings on Monday, January 9, 2012. To register for the championship, or seek further information, please go to the offices of the Department of Sports Pavilion located in the area "La Aceña" or call 968 59 18 52.

Also, Andrew James took the opportunity to present the large number of sports activities that are scheduled on the occasion of the festivities. Three prominent championships begin on 2 December. Until December 4 a Paddle Tournament will be held at the C.P. Ginés Garcia II and until 10th a Tennis Tournament under the same name in Sports Pavilion of the Bahia. Also starting on the 2nd is a combined athletic event "José Luis Moreno Val" in the public gym.

On Saturday December 3 at 4 pm Championship will be held of Caliche in the Day Centre and also National Fishing "Bay of Mazarron" starts, which runs until Sunday 4th on the beaches of Bolnuevo and the Castellar. Saturday is also the day that was chosen for the celebration of Open Table Tennis School Sports starting at 10 am at City Hall. On December 10th at the Municipal Hall the Table Tennis Championship and the Hiking Club "Friends of Nature" have scheduled a hiking route along the promenade of Mazarron.

Help at Home December Charity Promotion at La Diva Restaurant

Mazarrón FC report: Mazarron 1 Puente Tocino 1

(Abandoned due to Floodlight failure)
Once again a much changed Mazarron team struggled against opponents who seemed to be no better themselves. Included in the changes was the appearance of Ruben in goal for Peru who was injured in the warm up.
The only things of note in the first half were a booking for Rollon jnr for no apparent reason, a shot from Diego jnr which went narrowly wide, and a shot from distance by Pepe which was easily saved by the keeper.
At the start of the second half, Ruben came out to meet a through ball and only succeeded in heading it to an attacker who fortunately put his effort wide. Shortly after this a slip from the visitors keeper put pressure on them but after a scramble in the area a foul was given for a tackle on him by Pescau the smallest player on the pitch.
After 70 minutes, in the gathering gloom, the visitors took the lead from the penalty spot, following which Chico was booked.
Edin was then introduced from the bench and Mazarron began to play better. Edin’s perserverance and pace down the right wing won the ball and his cross into the middle was met by Alfonso who hit the equalizer.
Shortly after this Edin ran onto the ball following a defensive mistake but with the whole crowd standing to acknowledge a goal, the ball hit the inside of the post and rolled to safety.
After what can only be described as a viscous assault by a defender on Diego jnr, for which the referee only awarded a free kick, Pepe was  sent off, presumably for telling the referee what most of the crowd thought of him.
Well into injury time the Chico was given a second yellow card for a tackle from behind reducing Mazarron to nine men. The drama was not over though, as almost immediately, the floodlights went out and, after a wait of several minutes with the ground in complete darkness, the game was abandoned.
Man of the Match:  Edin.
Team: Ruben, Jose, Diego, Rollon (jr), Max, Chico, Diego (jr) (Ahmed), Pescau (Edin), Juan Antonio, Alfonso (Dani), Pepe.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Poligono Representatives, Camposol

Poligono reps are an essential part of the representation and communication system here on Camposol and in fact on any urbanisation here in Spain.

The new council administration has clearly stated that at its meetings with residents, although every one can voice an opinion or propose improvements it is only the recognised groups who will have a vote on those proposals.

To that end it is very important that right down to poligono level we need to be able to communicate with residents. For far too long we have relied on the internet/websites to carry those messages in spite of the majority of residents not having internet access.
The use of newsletters by the CRA and reports in both the Costa Calida Chronicle  and the Camposol Journal both have their places but often are reporting history, by that time decisions have been made.

Would you like to devote a little of your time to represent your poligono. We are talking here about a little of your time,  it is in no way a job requiring hours and hours of your time. You will need to communicate with your neighbours, keep them informed of developments and generally be the focal point for communication on your poligono.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Fun Day Sunday Christmas Market and Dog Show in aid of M.A.R.A. Animal Rescue Murcia

Please note the venue has changed from the advertisement in the printed edition of the December issue of the Costa Cálida Chronicle.  This advert is for the new venue.