Mourning in the world of Girona basketball. The historic Àngel Brea has died at the age of 76, after a life dedicated to the world of basketball with various positions, from player, coach and trainer, but also leader. He was the father of Valvi’s former Albert Brea base.
Àngel Brea coached CREFF in the Women’s First Division between the 1971/72 and 1974/75 seasons, reaching the best historical classification with a fourth place, tied with Celta, in the 1973/74 season. He had previously coached Domeny and later coached Farners and other teams in the province. In the late 70’s he led Sant Josep, where there were players like Carles Davesa. Later he also coached the club’s juniors and in the late eighties, at the time Valvi, had under his command players like Ribas, Puig and Espinosa, who would end up making the leap to the ACB. With the conversion into CB Girona after the promotion, Àngel Brea would also end up acting as coordinator of all the base teams. He had, in this sense, a prominent role in the jump of men’s basketball in Girona to the highest category.
Brea was also president of the Coaches’ Association and stood out for being a real player trainer in Girona, and also with a link to La Salle, where his sons Albert and Tomàs studied.