Trocadero Marbella Rugby Club's thirtieth anniversary year is set to be a big one. Not only are the senior men's team fighting to consolidate their position in the National B division, the club has taken a further step towards rugby for all.
Last week, ahead of the side's first fixture of the season against CR Cisneros (which they won 38-53) and after receiving an award at the Marbella Sports Gala for the work of their academy, the club launched its new vision at the Trocadero Arena last Thursday.
Not only will the club continue to promote the values of rugby through the academy, the club will create two new teams: one for women and one for those with physical or mental disabilities.
The club's president, Francisco García, accompanied by Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz and José Carlos Salamanca, director of events at the Trocadero group, reiterated his commitment to the community, which he says is embodied by the academy which he describes as "one of the most prolific in Spanish rugby".
For her part, Muñoz said: "It is a source of real pride to have a club which transmits the values of the town which we recognise in ourselves.
"We [the council] are absolutely committed to improving the club's facilities and we will make a big investment in this area."