Pioners de L'Hospitalet C.F.A. is an American Football team founded in 1988. What started as a group of friends who wanted to practice this sport, has, over time, become one of the longest-lived and successful American Football teams across all of its’ age categories.
We are located in the second-largest city in Catalonia, after the capital city of Barcelona. Our city is a multi-ethnic conglomerate, and this is reflected in the more than 10 nationalities that we have had in our teams this year. However, it is also a city with many deficiencies in regard to sporting facilities, with a low socio-economic level, a high rate of school dropouts and a lot of adolescent misfits. There is nothing worse than that.
The Pioners have always been a very inclusive, friendly and welcoming club. We have never discriminated against anyone due to their nationality, colour, economic status or gender. We have created a program of financial aid scholarships (between 5 and 10 each year depending on different degrees of support), unfortunately, that help is very limited, and just applies to few players, but economically we cannot expand them.
Last season, the Club competed in 6 different categories, starting with the smallest of 13 years old up to the senior team, including a female Tackle team, counting more than 100 players who have competed with our jerseys across the different categories.
The club has started a program with schools, working with the school district council council of L'HOSPITALET. The goal is to work with children from the age of 8 and transmit our passion and knowledge of Football, highlighting the values that this sport has taught us: Respect, Humility, Teamwork, Fellowship, Effort, Dedication, Passion, and Perseverance.
Next year we want to expand to more than 150 players, and to be the first team in Barcelona to have a football school with several venues, to continue transmitting the passion shown by the founders of the team.
In order to achieve this goal, we need new equipment to be able to accommodate more players and continue to grow as we currently do not have the economic capacity to meet the equipment needs that we have.
You can help us by making a small donation so that we can acquire the material to continue growing as an entity.
Your help is essential in order to help more kids discover and practice this exciting sport.