We are the champions !!!

Nobody had bet for us at the beginning of this season, even though i had a special feeling about this year. This could be my last season in the highest level of Galicia’s hockey league and i was strongly decided to work hard to achieve the best classification. There was several powerful teams (HC Liceo, A.C Ordenes, Domincos HC, …), all of them designed always to win, and sometimes, hring professional players.

Everybody in my team (H.C. Borbolla) was just thinking in enjoy playing hockey. However, we won almost every match during the first round. We only lost against H.C. Liceo, the best team in my opinion, with some very young player from Argentina and Portugal (the son of Jose Querido, the HC. Liceo Vodafone coach). This first position in the general classification makes us to start dreaming was possible.

Only the champion of Galicia’s hockey league would have access to the “Fase de Ascenso” tournament, which gets access to the 1º National division (the first professional hockey league in Spain, just under the highest category). We had an advantage of 5 points at the last two matches of this season. The  20 of April of 2008, H.C. Borbolla won his first Galicia’s hockey championship.

Two weeks after the Galcia’s championship, we attended “Fase de Ascenso” tournament. There was also three teams more: R.S.T. La Magdalena de Santander, FM Oviedo Roller, Siena Oberena Pamplona. The FM Oviedo Roller was the best team, formed with professional players hired from the “Division de Honor” league and of course, they were playing at home.

H.C Borbolla team

My first goal

Second goal

Finally, we lost the three matches 🙂 but we fought like lions.

It was a great experience about personal effort to improve every day, team cooperation and strong competition.

Not all is work :)

I joined Borbolla hockey club several years ago, mainly to play my last years of semi-professional hockey. Its a very modest club, without money enough to pay for players (like other clubs), or material and sport equipment. I’ve been recruit players, who wants only to enjoy sport and not only competition.


After several years, i think we achieve to form a very good team, very funny and not too serious 🙂 but with a lot of talent. Now, this weekend we played a very important match against the first classified, We won the first match and we arrived separated only for two points, so it seemed a very hard match, and for sure it was. We won 2-3 in Ordenes court (noticia).
After this victory, we are first in general classification with a lot of chances of gain regional competition and get access to promotion tournament in Pamplona. The winner of this tournament will get access to 1ª (national) division.