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WikiParma: Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche

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We inaugurate a new section of the website dedicated to explain who are the main characters in Parma Calcio World: Nuovo Inizio, Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, Museum Association, Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs, etc.

First chapter is dedicated to Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche (PPC) that we had the chance to discover better during a chat with Franco Bardiani, that we thanks since now for his kindness.

At the end of 2014/15 season, a courthouse decided that Parma FC had officially to disappear due to failure procedure that was the consequence of Ghirardi/Leonardi administration. In two months, just two months, two different entities was born and took charge of Parma Calcio rebirth: Nuovo Inizio, a 7 Parmesan businessmen group about whom we will talk in next chapters, and Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, the popular action started from Parma citizens.

Due to the impulse of Giorgio Orlandini and Marco Ferrari – that was also one of the “Magnificent 7” businessmen of Nuovo Inizio – PPC was born in July 2015. The idea behind it was absolutely innovative for Italy: bring a group of fans to have a quote of their football club. At the very beginning it was almost a sort of pact between friends to which various kind of people took part: not just businessmen but many normal citizens that decided to participate even with one singular quote of 100 euro value, that represented their personal brick to rebuild Parma Calcio.

The first subscription involved 144 people that contributed with different amounts – starting from 100 euro, one action cost – and that represented the 30% of the newborn Parma Calcio 1913. The remaining 70% was by Nuovo Inizio that participated with almost 2 millions euros. PPC represents Parma town and Parma fanbase inside Parma Calcio 1913 board: one of the 9 member of the board is Paolo Piva, lawyer, PPC council member. Having small percentage of a society doesn’t mean to have a huge voice in decisions but it is a way to have a look to what happens inside it, to be a sort of guarantee for Parma fans and citizens.

After the joining of Chinese new majority owner Desport (Hope group) that now got 60% of Parma Calcio 1913, the percentage of Nuovo Inizio is 30% and PPC has a 10%.

Despite the obvious quote percentage reduction due to new investment needs linked with fast promotions, the number of subscribers of PPC action is increasing until almost 900 people. Between them, not just citizens of Parma but also people from Canada, Israel, United States, Switzerland, France, UK…

If you want to have more infos about how to join Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche you can write to this email address – info@parmapartecipazionicalcistiche.it – or visit their website: www.parmapartecipazionicalcistiche.com

Hello from BBC

Alessandro Lucarelli at the end of the interview – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com

 

FIRST THE LINK: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsyx/episodes/downloads

So it started.

Hello from BBC.

It was not Bale-Benzema-Cristiano or Barzagli-Bonucci-Chiellini. Was THAT BBC: British Broadcasting Corporation. We received an email from Mani Djazmi, the presenter of World Football, a weekly program dedicated to most special stories in football world on BBC World Service, that was interested in realizing an episode totally dedicated to Parma renaissance.

So it started an incredible two-days in which we followed Mani in his interviews and researches. We had the chance to talk about football and give our small help to such a great expert and professional. We will never be enough thankful for that.

We could attend to Pietro Pizzarotti and Captain Lucarelli interviews in Collecchio Training Center, see coach an players pass in front of us at the end of morning training session, relaxed and focused on Saturday match. We step Tardini pitch with well known Centro Coordinamento Parma Clubs (CCPC) President Angelo Manfredini that took us also to locker rooms and honor tribune and told us incredible stories about nineties glory days. Before the official interview, while we were in CCPC office, Sandro Melli, one of Wembley heroes, get into and had a coffee in front of us. Can you imagine?

We heard from Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche (PPC) member Franco Bardiani words all the passion behind the popular action that together with Nuovo Inizio allowed Parma’s rebirth. We hate in Pepèn, well known Parmesan paninoteca and we went also to a football game in Correggio, in the deep Reggio Emilia province, where Parma played only three years ago. So many things that it was necessary three episodes to tell everything.

And now? Now Juve is coming. BBC World Football dedicates a whole program to Parma Calcio and we are so proud of all the people we met in these days. Until Parma will be made by these people we can really trust in an even brighter future.

Despite every result on Saturday night, believe us: be proud of what Parma Calcio is. It is made by great people, it is a family and, even if you are far, you are part of it anyway.

At this link you will find the podcast of this World Football episode and all the previous podcast:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsyx/episodes/downloads

And here the article that Mani Djazmi wrote about Captain Lucarelli interview.

Alessandro Lucarelli: The Parma captain who kept the club going

 

Thank you again Mani, for the incredible experience.

Collecchio’s main quarter – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Inside the offices – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Mani checking audio – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Pietro Pizzarotti interview – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Sandro Melli at the bar in from of Angelo and other CCPC members – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Angelo Manfredini interview – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Franco Bardiani on the pitch – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
THE DOOR in CCPC office – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Coppa Italia and Winners Cup in CCPC office – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
Football and food in province – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com
On Correggese tribune – credit to www.parmafansworldwide.com

A minister with Black Phoenix

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credit to Franco Bardiani

In this picture took outside Dall’Ara stadium before SPAL vs Parma match you can see a delegation of Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche – the society, made by fans, that has a minority percentage of Parma Calcio and that anyway have members in the board of direction as a guarantee of control and transparency – with italian Agriculture and Forestal Politics Minister, Gian Marco Centinaio, the man with Black Phoenix t-shirt.

Thanks to Minister and Franco Bardiani of PPC to let us use the picture.

To discover more on Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche and join you can find all the infos in Italian on their website, www.parmapartecipazionicalcistiche.com .

In case of particular interest write us and will be your intermediary to contact them.

New Tardini pitch almost ready

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credit to Franco Bardiani

 

Thanks to Franco Bardiani of PPC – Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche, society that, together with Nuovo Inizio co-founded Parma Calcio 1913, we discover new Tardini pitch is almost ready.

As announced all the works for stadium renewal will end before first Coppa Italia match on 12/13 august but is fine to see some picture of works going on: our home is even more beautiful.

Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche is the society made by fans (started with 140, now more than 600) that has a minority percentage of Parma Calcio and that anyway have members in the board of direction as a guarantee of control and transparency.

It is still possible to join and you can find all the infos in Italian on their website, www.parmapartecipazionicalcistiche.com . in case of particular interest write us and will be your intermediary to contact them.

 

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credit to Franco Bardiani
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credit to Franco Bardiani