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Toronto se viste de “banda sangre”

Por: Ricardo Campos Quattrucci

Todo aquel que sea futbolero y se precie de tal, debe saber que hablar de River Plate es sinónimo de historia en Latinoamérica. Es uno de los equipos grandes en Argentina y entre sus filas han pasado figuras de renombre y también ha sido cuna de campeones mundiales.

Por eso, tener representación en Canadá es motivo de orgullo para los seguidores del fútbol latinoamericano y, sobre todo, argentino. Se trata de la Filial del Club Atlético River Plate en Toronto, idea que se concreto a inicios de 2016 y que surgió de una conversación entre el presidente del organismo, Maximiliano Andrada, Daniel Baigorria -actual vicepresidente- y Federico Araya -director deportivo- para representar de la mejor manera en todos los eventos sociales al club.

Andrada cuenta que la inauguración oficial de la filial fue el 27 de mayo, cuando “festejamos el Día de la Patria Argentina y nos acompañó Ariel ‘Burrito’ Ortega, una de las máximas glorias del club, para compartir en familia”.

El amor por la “banda sangre” -como se le apoda al club- es tal que “siempre intentamos juntarnos y ver los partidos cuando juega nuestro querido River Plate”, destaca Andrada y asegura que el organismo “está abierto a todas las comunidades que quieran participar”.

Planes a futuro

Con menos de un año de funcionamiento, la filial ya se fija las próximas metas. Para Andrada, la idea es “poder armar una academia de fútbol para niños de 5 años en adelante, formarlos y prepararlos para que puedan probarse futbolísticamente y sean elegidos para formar parte de las categorías inferiores de River Plate en Buenos Aires”, adelanta. De hecho -sostiene-, “ya empezamos con nuestro trabajo y contamos con 3 categorías infantiles que compiten en las ligas hispanas, las que son dirigidas por Federico Araya y Fabián Brizuela”.

Para que la filial siga creciendo, se necesitan captar más socios. Para hacerlo, se requiere abonar una membresía anual que cuesta $100 por persona y $150 por grupo familiar para obtener un carnet de socio y poder participar de los eventos sociales y deportivos del club.

River Plate Filial Toronto

http://riverplate.ca/

7730 Islington Ave. #Unit 2 upper floor, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 1W3

416 – 806 9516

info@riverplate.ca

 

English

Everyone who loves soccer should know that River Plate is important to Latin American history. It is one of the largest teams in Argentina and many renowned players have been members of its roster. It has been the crib for worldwide champions.

That is why, having representation in Canada gives a sense of pride to the followers of Latin American soccer, and above all the Argentinean soccer. We are talking about the subsidiary of Club Atlético River Plate in Toronto idea that became a reality in 2016. It happened due to a conversation between the organization’s president Maximiliano Andrada, and the current vice president Daniel Baigorria, as well as sports director Federico Araya, to represent the club at all social events.

Andrada said that the official inauguration of the subsidiary took place on May 27th, “when  we celebrated the day of the Argentinean motherland, when we were joined by Ariel “Burrito” Ortega, one of the greatest glories of the club.”

The love for the “Blood Band” uniform – the club’s nickname – is so great that “we always try to get together whenever our dear River Plate is about to play,” Andrada said.  He ensures that the subsidiary is open to receiving people from all communities who wish to engage.

Future Plans

Having only operated for a year, the subsidiary is already setting its goals. For Andrada the idea is to “set up a soccer academy for children over 5 years old. To develop them and prepare them so they can test themselves in the soccer world and be chosen to play in lower categories of River Plate in Buenos Aires,” he said. “Actually we already started our job and we already have 3 categories of minors playing in the Hispanic leagues which are directed by Federico Araya and Fabian Brizuela.”

The subsidiary wants to grow, and to do so, it needs more members. In order to become a member one needs to purchase a annual membership which costs $100 per person and $150 per family group. This will give members a member card and invitations to participate in social and sport events.

River Plate Filial Toronto

http://riverplate.ca/

7730 Islington Ave. #Unit 2 upper floor, Woodbridge, ON, L4L 1W3

416 – 806 9516

info@riverplate.ca

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