Contrary to some information appearing in some media, the group of people – basically fans – who are keen to take charge of Deportivo Liceo, as of Tuesday, have not closed the assignment of the place by the Verdiblanco club.
A representative for — we’ll call this the aforementioned source, at the request of the management group — assured this editor that DXT Champion was the first media outlet to contact them. And also that the transfer of license can be signed today or tomorrow at the latest.
The said representative also denied that the new club, whose official name he prefers to keep secret until the management group has the premises in possession, has acquired training and playing courts as well as sponsors and sports equipment. Issues like this have been closed.
The source also expressed optimism about the continuity of the players who made the squad for this 2022/2023 season, with the exception of Maria Sanjurjo, whose departure for Valentin Fraga is already a reality.
The management group will seek all possible support to face the 2023/2004 campaign after a group of players coached by Stanis García have now signed the best campaign in the history of the ex-Verdiblanco team.
As always, the main constraint is of a monetary nature. Registration, federation files and, among others, the spokesperson of the management group estimated the cost “not less than fifteen thousand euros”, counting national and European competitions, as the new team intends to replicate the experience in maximum tournaments continental, WSE Champions League.
To these expenses we must add many other expenses such as salaries, materials, travel and accommodation for players from outside A Coruña.
A risky adventure that has one hidden: the possibility to exchange space for money, something that no longer exists in other sports such as basketball. The management group has the word of HC Liceo, but the collegiate club is going through a very difficult financial moment and an injection of money could make it change its mind, although it seems unlikely.
The initiative of this group of fans deserves respect, appreciation and support. The players and coaching staff deserve to advance among the national elite. He has earned it.