Whilst the Rojillos missed out on promotion via the playoffs during the 2017/18 season I am sure that the majority of fans will be happy on how the team performed throughout the season.

In his first season in charge manager Maxi Barrera has delighted the fans with his style of flowing football. The 36 year old Gran Canarian has not had it all his own way, this season mid January to mid February his side lost all their four matches and were nine points off a playoff finish. His warriors then went on to win ten and draw three of their following thirteen games guaranteeing a playoff spot.

A terrific first year in charge for manager Maxi Barrera.

Maxi has personally asked me to thank all of the fans for the terrific support that he has received.

There are many people behind the scenes that continue to help the club. Carole Spendley and her family continue to assist the club in so many areas as well as helping me put up the posters for the matches in Puerto Del Carmen and Costa Teguise.

Nina and Carole such a major asset for the club.

A huge thanks goes to Martin and Sarah Hancock owners of the brilliant Rooftop cinema at the Biosfera shopping complex for producing all of the posters free of charge for their fourth consecutive season. Their company Colorworks in Tias and all their staff have been a wonderful support throughout the season always producing total quality.

Then we have the helpers who manage to put up the 300 posters around all the bars and hotels over the island.  Kenny and Kelly are getting fit during the season covering the vast length of Playa Blanca, if it wasn’t for them the posters would not go up down there as my knees just cannot manage that distance.

Diane and Kenny who put up all the posters in Playa Blanca.

I cover a large part of Puerto Del Carmen but Kevin and his wife Kelly also cover the other half and both of these couples are so dedicated in doing this.  It really does spur me on. I hope that your support and effort continue.

Kelly and Kevin just about to drink a bottle of wine to reward themselves for putting up the posters in Puerto Del Carmen.

At the beginning of the season Frank Moehle donated 1000 Euros to the Rojillo cause and a massive thanks to the support of all the bars in the tourist resorts that always make space for the poster. Your support for your island club has shocked the locals.

Kamara making this young lads day by giving him a high five.

There are just too many people to thank but the players have all been outstanding. Whenever there are children who go on as mascots the players go out of their way to make them feel welcome, many of these young mascots will not only to continue to support the club but will also continue with their families to holiday in this paradise island.

Young fans proud to be a Rojillo mascot

Our Madrina (Mother) of the club is Nina and just about everyone who has passed through that wooden door to get into the ground would have seen Nina and her daughter Pilar selling the raffle tickets.

Our secretary at the club Davinia works tirelessly and also operates the ticket booths on match days as well as organising our away days in Fuerteventura and is invaluable.

Davinia with that lovely smiling face. Secretary, organiser of excursions and match day cashier.

The club President Domingo Machín and Club Secretary Domingo Gil with Club organiser Roy Gonzalez keep the club ticking and their love for the Rojillos is undeniable.

Left to right : President Domingo Machín, Club organiser Roy Gonzalez, Club secretary Domingo Gil.

The most important thanks of all are to all the fans. This year more than any other years the foreign resident fans and Conejero (local) fans have combined as one to make it a memorable season.  Each campaign tourists who visit games increases and become new Rojillo fans and this delights the locals as well as giving the club critical funds.

A great mixture of foreign and local fans.

On a personal note many thanks to all who buy the club merchandise as this helps keeps my family up and running. I don’t think anyone has an idea of how proud I feel to represent the club and seeing a child wearing a Lanzarote shirt on the street always brings a smile to my face.

Assistant manager Aday Gil with manager Maxi Barrera enjoying a well earned beer, me in the middle Ian Lane notably without a beer.

U.D. Lanzarote merchandise can be bought from me at the club stall every Friday Puerto Del Carmen and Sunday Teguise markets between 10am to 2pm..

Viva Sarote !