Saint George, protagonist of the XXXVI. City of Caceres Trophy

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 Saint George, protagonist of the XXXVI.  City of Caceres Trophy

This Saturday 19, the XXXVI Ciudad de Cáceres Trophy meets CP Cacereño and CD Badajoz in a match that will be played at 8:30 p.m. at the Príncipe Felipe Stadium. Tickets for the meeting, which drew 1,400 fans last year, are available for €5 in advance and €10 in the stands.

The meeting will take place in collaboration with the City Council and the San Jorge Fraternal Association, so the trophy that will be presented to the winning team and the runner-up will be a statue of the city’s patron saint and the best player in the match will also be with another figure rewards.

In addition, 10% of the box office price will be used to finance the sculpture of San Jorge to be installed in the wooded area of ​​the Plaza Mayor in Cáceres, promoted by the aforementioned association and waiting for the necessary 400,000 euros for the construction and its installation the installation.

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The details of the Extremadura derby were presented at a press conference this Wednesday by acting mayor Emilio Borrega; the President of the CP Cacereño, Carlos Ordóñez, and members of the San Jorge Fraternal Association such as Samuel Solís and Alonso Corrales, among others.

The Councilor for Sport, Emilio Borrega, underlined that the new local body wanted to strengthen and strengthen the ties between the Verdiblanco Club and the association that promotes knowledge of the figure of Saint George and “we wanted them to be hand in walk by hand”.

This trophy dates back to 1978, after the inauguration of the stadium in the city, and has been held as the Cáceres Summer Tournament for several seasons. It is a trophy that enjoys recognition and prestige and can be seen in the showcases of teams such as Recreativo de Huelva, UD Salamanca or Real Betis.

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The prelude is conducted by the San Jorge Fraternal Association, which seeks to promote the character of San Jorge. “It is a work that we want to join from this new local body, a work that they have done and we hope that this adds a little more to this beautiful work of bringing everyone closer to the fabric of our city and each other identify with her more.” Borrega pointed this out.

So he encouraged the people of Cáceres to “play sport with family, among friends and enjoy the successes, and we wish the same to CP Cacereño”, in this new season, with Carlos Ordóñez as president, who has indicated that The roster is already equipped with 20 chips waiting to complete the 22 over the course of the season, which is expected to reach 2023 levels.

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From the Board of the San Jorge Confraternity Association, Samuel Solís thanked both the Cáceres City Council and the Cacereño for their interest in spreading “the figure and the image of San Jorge, of Cáceres, its history, as well as for the connection between these moments and Activities that contribute to the valorization of the city and its patronage.”

In this sense, the president of the CP Cacereño, Carlos Ordóñez, announced at the press conference that 10% of the box office receipts for Saturday’s game will go towards the project for the sculpture of San Jorge. “It’s a monument the city deserves of a 13th-century patron saint, after the patron saint of Mérida, it’s the oldest in Extremadura.” “I think we all deserve a great sculpture of Saint George,” concluded Corrales.

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