L’Spar Girona has started training for the new season this afternoon, and has done so with many changes and new faces. On the bench, Bernat Canut, “very happy to be a Girona, in a Catalan club and in a city like this». The new coach has shown himself to be ambitious, and setting himself the goal of trying to “scratch some title”. The ex-technician of caddy has noticed a change from Headquarter: “It is an organization with higher sporting aspirations and with a very beautiful project that is as encouraging as that of the youngster”. In fact, for this first session, Canut had to be helped (there are players from the Torderaof the junior and the cadet doing the pre-season), since, from the first team, he still cannot count on Magali Mendy, Marianna Fool in Rebekah Gardner.
Today, Laia Flores was able to be there, Laura Cornelius, Faustine Parra, Binta Drammeh, Irati Etxarri, Giedre Labuckiene, Nora Galve i Maria Araújo. For this year, the latter has taken over from Laia Palau, now the sports director, and will become the captain. “Perhaps I would have preferred that he had stayed one more year”, explained Araújo with a laugh, who also stated that she was “very happy to do the fourth year at Uni and continue to grow together hand in hand”.
The rest of the players in the first team will join “late, quite late”, said the coach who, in any case, wants to “prepare the team to reach the maximum possible” in the game against the Villeneuvethe first major challenge of the new academic year, which will decide whether Uni plays Euroleague or Eurocup. “As a club, we want to make the name of Girona linked to Eurolliga”, Araújo assured.