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3 October 2018
CONFIRMED | CD Torrevieja has sacked the first team’s coaching staff.
The Club has decided not to continue employing the services of the coaching staff for the first team and will immediately relinquish the current contract which would have seen them training the team until the end of the 2018-2019 season.
Taking over the coaching role provisionally will be sports director Joaquín Badimón Aymerich, who will sit on the bench this coming Sunday in La Murada for the match against Orihuela CF B.
28 September 2018
JUNIOR FOOTBALL | Ángel is the new coach for the youth CD Torrevieja team.
CD Torrevieja have appointed a coach for the youth team for the forthcoming season, which is
about to start. The new coach is Ángel Rubió Manzanaro, better known as “Angel” (Torrevieja
The young trainer from Torrevieja, has a Level 1 Coaching certificate and already has extensive
experience after training other youth teams including CDM Orihuela Costa, CD Montesinos and
The Club wishes him and his new team all the luck and success in this new and exciting joint
Daniel Plaza welcomed as new chief executive.
CD Torrevieja, as part of the restructure of its management and organisation system, has
welcomed Daniel Plaza Montero to the management team as the new chief executive of the
Club. The Catalán athlete, who made Torrevieja his home many years ago, was officially
welcomed to the Club earlier on today in a presentation that was filmed and attended by
members of the local press. The ceremony took place at the Club’s head office in Calle
Caballero de Rodas, nº56 in Torrevieja. Also present, and officially introducing
Dani Plaza to the media, was sports manager Juanjo Fernández Nova, the main advocate
and supporter of the former councillor for sport’s addition to the club.
During the press conference, Daniel Plaza Montero talked about the Club’s short-term
objectives, and how excited he was at becoming a part of the new venture and carrying out his
varied roles that this new position entails.
Without a doubt, CD Torrevieja has found the support of an excellent sports manager with years
of experience, commitment, high standards and huge passion for sport.
CD Torrevieja inaugurates its head office supported by fans.
More than 100 people attended the inauguration of the new CD Torrevieja head office that took place on Thursday evening. Among those present were the newly crowned Queen of Salt, Cira Gualdo, and her maid, Alba García; PP councillors, Carmen Gómez, Sandra Sánchez and Inmaculada Montesinos; C’s councillor, Pilar Gómez Magán and Pablo Samper from “Sueña Torrevieja”, as well as the president of the PP’s Nuevas Generaciones, Domingo Paredes.
Unfortunately, and despite sending a personal invitation to every member of the local government, not one turned up, or even sent a reply excusing their absence. Some of the Club’s sponsors offered extra support, such as Ramón from the “Huertano” restaurant, who put on a special dinner to celebrate the event. From the various associations and groups that were invited, the vice-president of Apymeco, Tomás Viuda, was there, as was the president of the “Globus” association, Anna Semenova, who will introduce CD Torrevieja to the five thousand plus Russian residents that belong to the group, encouraging them to support the club. And, of course, the evening would not have been the same without the presence of Antonio Sala Buades, tireless CD Torrevieja chronicler, or photographer Joaquín Carrión, who attends every home game with his equipment to visually report on each match.
The event was a huge success, with the whole squad present, together with Club staff including Juanjo Fernández, Claudio Fabián, Juan Antonio, Matilde Serapio and others, who were there to welcome guests and answer any questions. Many commented on the fantastically positive atmosphere within the Club and said that they were looking forward to the start of the season so that the team could continue to show off all the hard work and excellent results that have been displayed so far during this pre-season period.
The new football kit was also on display for the first time at the event, and information about the season tickets for 2018/2019 will be posted to the website in the next few days.
One of the reasons for CD Torrevieja opening the head office in Calle Caballero de Rodas 56 was so that it could physically become a part of the city and its society. At the same time, residents can come to the office to ask for information, find out what’s going on and get to know the Club at closer proximity.
ON PAPER at least, CD Torrevieja’s new signings bode for an exciting season ahead for 2015/16. On Monday evening, July 13th, the club’s first training night takes place, along with an open trial for visiting hopefuls from the UK and around Spain. The session kicks off at 7.30 in the Nelson Mandela Stadium and everyone is invited to watch the session for free.
With transfer window open until the end of August, although money does not change hands between teams at this level of play, as player’s contracts are usually just for one season, a number of new additions have been added to the team. The first addition is the quick footed lefty Luis Carlos Martin Asensio “Luis Carlos”, a Torrevieja lad who played for Torrevieja during 2012-2013. He returns ‘home’ from Novelda CF, where he helped them gain promotion to 2nd Division 2B.
One very welcome defensive addition is with central defender David Rives Gambín “David Rives”, who has missed much of the last two seasons due to his studies and family business. His main characteristics are in his clever passing game, good positional sense and his dominance in the air, being a tad shy of 6’6” at 1.89 tall. David Rives has played for a number of 2B teams. The player left the Vega Baja as a cadet of 15 to join Espanyol, where he played until the first youth year when he joined Atletico Madrid youth, where he spent two seasons until he went to Atletico Madrid “B”, playing for their second team. He then joined Burgos at the age of twenty-two before moving in 2007-08 up north to the Galician side of Ourense; playing twenty matches. In 2008-09 he went to Marbella for two years before joining his last team, Cacereno, and now CD Torrevieja.
Another left sided player joining the club is Eduardo Bernabeu Mesas “Edu Mesas” from CF El Castillo. Last season he was one of their best players and helped them to promotion in 2B in Murcia. The latest addition is the exciting youngster Lewis Joseph Hallen “Lewis” from the UD Horadada. This promising young British player is an exciting goal scorer and maker, who has spent the last two seasons with Santa Pola and Horadada, clubs where he played on loan while under contract to Elche CF.
Meanwhile of possible interest to all local businesses, the “200 Club” is now in full swing. Club PR guru Chris Darwin said; “For just 200€ you have a chance of being a prominent sponsor on the home and away shirts for next season. But, so you don’t go away empty handed, we will give you two general season tickets as well, and they cost 200€ to buy. Our “Bring-a-Brush Painting Party” is 100% confirmed for 10.00am, Saturday 18th July. Quesada Colors have kindly donated over 500€ of paint to get us started and we have some willing volunteers, but still not enough. So, we have enough paint but we now need some more help – please contact me and let me know if you would like to support us on the day. Refreshments will be provided, you just bring a brush or tray and roller and a determined attitude.” That evening, Saturday 18th July, CD Torrevieja play Córdoba
With the big pre-season game happening on Friday 24th July, when Steve Bruce and Hull City visit the City of Salt.