During last weekend, two delegates of Official Parma Fans Club Hungary were invited to the Hungarian TV channel Digisport to talk about Parma Calcio.
The presenter asked to Tamas and Barnabas – president and vice-president of the fans club – about recent past events and the future prospects with the return of the Nuovo Inizio magnificent 7 at the helm of the club and some other technical question about our club.
At the end of the show, Tamas and Barnabas gave the presenter a jersey with n°12, that symbolizes all Parma supporters.
In Hungary, the interest for Parma Calcio is high since nineties: fans are not a lot but, for sure, well represented. Thanks guys, for keeping our colors high!
What for us it was a huge step that we proudly celebrated in previous post for Parmagiani Indonesia it is very common: gather, meeting opposite team fans and share time together. They made it in every region where they have a section of the fans club.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for the network”
It’s too big words, we know but we are really proud of what happened on Sunday.
In San Siro we had a meeting with fans from Official Parma Club Crociati Balkan, some different fans groups from UK and, as announced in a previous post, a live video call with our “Greater China” division that organized together with Hong Kong Milan Fans Club – that we thank you officially – an event together to share time and watch the match.
Some other little steps to create the abroad “Parma Family” fans network.
We don’t know it it will be the first time ever but for us it will be surely a first preview. Our bigger step since now was international whatsapping while watching a match, so today we will definitely step up.
As usual since the beginning of the season there will be a mixed abroad fans gathering during Parma match. In San Siro there will be mainly Balkans – almost always present! – and UK fans joining other Parma supporters in Scala del Calcio third ring green.
On the other side of the world, in Hong Kong, recently born and very active Parma Calcio supporters group “Parma Fans Worldwide – Greater China” – a joint venture between HK and Macau Parma Fans – organized together with AC Milan Hong Kong fans club an event. They will meet and share time together, playing Fifa, eating, drinking and, of course watching the match.
What we will try to do, if 4G will work good, is a live video call from San Siro stadium during the break. Just to say “hi”, share few minutes together and realize that we are all there for the same reason: with different stories, yes, but with the same passion for yellow and blue. And especially contributing create a network of people that like to share time together even if far away.
Here are all the channels to join our network and find other Parma fans in your country and worldwide:
We think that to live a complete experience as Parma fans, especially for who lives far from Parma, is important to understand who are the main characters of our (recent) story. This is why we created the WikiParma section of the website and this is why we invite you to read this communicate by Parma Ultras Group Boys 1977.
Listen to their voice now because usually you can hear it just in Curva Nord since they avoid public appearance and because mass media too often exploited them.
We hope to have kept the passion with our non-professional translation:
“Born in 1977, we are a group of guys united by Ultras ideal, fans of Parma Calcio and of our town. A name, Boys, invented in 1977 by the dudes that created and passed it on from a generation to another, a name that became an ideal, survived to times and society changes, that had an “home”, a school, in via Calestani 10 since 1998, where we cultivated the values that created our mentality, that permitted Boys to live as Ultras for another 20 years, arriving in 2018, and being one of the oldest group to survive in our movement. This result have to be shared with all the guys that have been part of the Boys: if today we have 41 years is thanks to all those that passed their youth supporting Parma behind our banner. In Curva, in Parma, all of you know us, behind the banner there are faces, names, nicknames, boys, girls. For Boys, for the Group, for Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi, we put our faces, proud to do it, to bring on our ideal, our being Ultras, our living Boys.
Every decision is taken in our headquarter: by 5, 15, 40 people, the ones we are there, discuss and taken only grounding on our being Ultras and to give maximum support to Parma Calcio. We have no other interest. For this reason we never wanted to have relationship with people like Ghirardi or Leonardi, we never asked for nor accepted euros, tickets or seasonal tickets for free. We like to be without owner: with various ventures, and thanks to your essential contribution, we can keep the Group autonomy. This independency allow us to think and act only for ourselves depending on our ideals. We always paid for tickets and so for seasonal tickets; when we had “too much” money we donated and ambulance, almost 100 million liras; in bad periods, money, we put it out of our own pocket to let the Group survive. We would like to make group together, we invest profit in things like this, to bring 70 guys to Naples and let them spend 20 euros. We are not the ones that make money off fans, the merchandise we sell is intentionally at low prices.
For us it never existed to be professional Ultras, nobody never earned or had an agenda a part for Ultras ideal or supporting Parma Calcio. We are Ultras, all normal guys, like you, you know that, we know each other very well, someone since always, someone more recently, we are all Parmigiani, we are Boys, us and you.
We are not interested in cliches, in what conformists say or what Report investigation revealed. We are interested in one single thing: being Boys, being Ultras in our way, support Parma, getting into Curva with our head held high, with clean conscience, look Curva Nord Matteo Bagnaresi, look into your dignified eyes and being proud or beign Boys Parma 1977.
As you should know, Parmagiani Indonesia National Gathering, took place last week-end.
Parmagiani Indonesia is a big fans community, few of them ever been to Italy but the passion they have for the team is huge and represents a reason for meet up, share experiences and have good time together. This picture is more iconic and representative than every words. If you follow their social channels and they personal accounts you will realize that, for some reason, they live in a better world.
We translated, thanks to Google Translate, the post they made at the end of the event.
“Parmagiani Indonesia National Gathering Yesterday went well … We, as the organizer committee express our gratitude to all participants who attended the event, especially those from the regions Lampung, Jogja, Surabaya, Bogor, Sukabumi, Brebes and Palembang. We also say thank you very much to the Donors who have been very helpful in this event. We ask sorry if there were any shortcomings regarding this event. See you at the Gathnas Jogja next year.
The National Gathering was also the change to make elections for the three years mandate (2018-2021) and this is the result from the poll:
Parmagiani Indonesia Management Structure Period 2018-2021
President: Yoga Pratomo
Vice-President: Rengga Aven Januadi
Board: Ahmad Ridwan, Deva Ikhwansyah, Slamet Saputra
General Treasurer: Doddy Adetya
Secretariat & Membership: Arie Arvianto
All Regional Chair: Iwan Saputra
Public Relations: Yohanes Efriyono, Abdul Rosyid, Ahmad Satria
Social Media Division: Rama Mulyadi, Paundra Karisma
Football Division: Enjang Nurcholis, Iis Nurrochman
Futsal & Mini Soccer Division: Merdiansyah Setiadi, Hendra Bagus Pratama
To contact them the email is firstname.lastname@example.org
English speaking fans already know it. Solo Parma is a blog/website run by a Scotland based fan that since 2013 spread information about our team in English. Solo Parma often represented the only voice to hear for English speaking fans, execially when the Club didn’t make double language communication. Thanks to John “Giovanni” for his great and constant work in support for Parma Club and also to Parma community, that you know – we risk to be redundant in remembering this – we call it community but we consider it a family.
We hope it will not remain a solitary case because we need to have as much representative as possible all over, in order to build a big worldwide fans network.
We go on discovering Parma Fans club outside Italian borders by reading Dejan description of Parma Club Crociati Balkan, born from historical Facebook group PARMA BOYS BALKAN.
“Our story began in 2009 when some guys from ex Yugoslavia met on social network. Next year the page PARMA BOYS BALKAN was born.
Don’t get shocked with this part: my brother was Asprilla and “Parma” fan, we both were. He died in car accident on New Year’s Eve 1995 and I burried him in white jersey with blue Parmalat logo on it. 20 years later I decided to visit Tardini for the first time, in honor of him. I came in the same shirt to see defeat from Sampdoria. It was the beginning of the Parma’s hardest time, but I felt in love with the club and the city anyway.
I started to search for other gialloblu fans on Facebook then. Surprise was that I discovered PARMA BOYS BALKAN and their admin Hrvoje who lived 100 meters from me! He is the most passionate and dedicated fan I know. He ran the fan page completely alone and he can give any information from the past of Parma Calcio. After that we started to cooperate and to go to Parma together, we made a banner, polo shirts and we’ve been present with our group on almost every important day: farewell with Serie A on home match against Hellas Verona, winning Serie D against Delta Rovigo, Derby with Reggiana, Lega Pro Final in Florence, four games in Serie B and return in Serie A (Udinese) this summer. We can be proud of journey to Pordenone (Lega Pro) when there was 12 of us and this season against Juventus with the record of 14 Croatians, Slovenians and Bosnians connected with P.B.B. in Tardini.
Our mission is to bring on Parma stadium tifosi from every part of Slav’s countries in Balkans. It is not easy, dealing with money, will and sometimes lack of confidence, but thanks to Parma Fans Worldwide we approached CCPC and this made us first official Parma Club from Balkans, that gave us new energy. We decided to cut the word “Boys” not to be confused with ultras and became Parma Club Crociati Balkan.
We are closer than the other foreign fans, but it is hard to drive 1.000 km in one day and go to the job directly sometimes… However, we can’t stop doing this.”
The most of you already know we are quite boring talking about our mission of creating a Parma fans worldwide network. We won’t talk to much now but just post some pictures from last weekend when we had the pleasure to share our passion together with fans from all over Europe in the Parma vs Lazio week-end.
First of all thanks to all of you, guys (and girls), for making such a long journey and for giving us authorization in publishing this photos. And thanks to Centro Coordinamento and the people in Parma that are always so kind with us. The network will endure until your passion is alive.
In two days we joined Greek, Macedonian, Croatian, Polish, Scottish, Austrian, Lithuanian fans and had a wonderful time together. Meeting some player, yes, but most of all staying together and realizing that maybe we are few in our birth places but that in Parma there is also a family for us all.
Parma Club Greece made a big article on their experience that you can traslate with google. Here is the link. They – and Lukasz from Parma Club Poland – were also nominated on Gazzetta di Parma by journalist Matteo Scipioni in his weekly report on Parma match from Curva Nord.
Thanks for the picture to: Parma Club Greece, fcparma.com.pl, Dejan of Parma Boys Balkan (Parma Club Crociati Balkan), Doug (SoloParma) and Nikica.