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Marbella Family Newsletter, Issue #004 -- Marbella Extracurricular Activities
September 12, 2009

Welcome to the September 2009 issue of Marbella Family Newsletter!

Content of this issue:

1. Monthly feature: After school extra-curricular activities.

2. Monthly update: new family activities / reviews on our site.

3. The Power of the BUZZZ.

4. Marbella daily news.

1. Monthly Feature: After school extra-curricular activities.

Kids are back in school and we are all slowly getting into our routines. However, you are not quite done yet. The kids are looking to join in sports, dance, art or some other activity after school. Extra-curricular activities are a great way to burn off some stress from school, stay fit, and expand horizons.

There are plenty of clubs to choose from in Marbella, so you’ll soon find that there are not enough days in the week to do everything that your child may want to do. There are activities in Spanish, English and often times mixed.

If your child is a native English speaker, it is best to encourage your children to participate in Spanish speaking activities. Not only do they get to meet other children from outside of their school group, but they get the added benefit of learning Spanish the easy way – through play. So all you need to do is look through our list of after school activities and soon you’ll realize that your children have a bigger social life than you do.


  • Football is always a very popular sport in Spain and nearly every boy at least gives it a go. There are as many football leagues in Marbella as there are stars in the sky. Here are some of the most popular:
    • Marbella Paraiso Football club (MPF) - 952 766 408
    • AFA
    • Unión Deportiva Marbella - 607 796 433
    • Unión Deportiva San Pedro - 650 976 880
    • Asoc. Deportiva Vázquez Cultural - 679 342 069
    • Club Dep. Peña Los Compadres - 626 545 566
    • Club Dep. C.E.S. Nueva Andalucía - 679 504 713
    • Asoc. Deportiva Las Chapas - 637 179 005
    • Club Fútbol Peña Málaga - 619 444 030
    • Asoc. Deportiva Pablo Picasso - 649 829 860
    • Asoc. Fútbol Aficionado San Pedro - 952 812 000
    • Costa Unida C.F. - 647 252 541
  • Martial Arts
  • Baseball
    • Béisbol Starts Marbella - 649 409 145
    • Béisbol Marbella Sun Devils - 610 828 024
    • Marbella Béisbol Club - 652 885 657
  • Gymnastics
    • Federación Andaluza de Gimnasia (Spanish)- 609 466 044
  • Basketball
    • Club Baloncesto San Pedro 676 404 647
    • Club Baloncesto Marbella 952 829 537
  • Fencing
    • Club Esgrima San Pedro 654 730 376
  • Horseback riding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis/Padel
  • Multisports





In addition to these options you will find many activities offered at your local community center. The largest ones are the Polideportivo San Pedro and the Polideportivo Marbella.

  • We have tried the San Pedro center and can particularly recommend it. It has excellent facilities, easy parking, and classes for ages 4 – 17 depending on the activity. The ones that are offered this year are: Track & Field - Baseball - Indoor football - Outdoor football - Rhythmic gymnastics - Hockey - Tennis - Fencing - Padel - Basketball - Karate - Physical Education - Multisports - Volleyball - Judo.

    You can find the dates and times on their website. Not all of the activities are posted on the site so it is best to go to your local community center to find out exact details. The San Pedro Polideportivo is holding sign-ups from September 14 – 18. If you are interested in signing up for an activity, it is best to get there early as places fill up quickly. The activities are subsidized so the prices are very reasonable…around €8-€10 per semester. If you are not registered as a resident (empadronado), then the prices are slightly higher at about €16-€20 per semester. You won´t find better value than this anywhere else. Parents of large families will get an additional 30% off on any activity. This applies to the third child and up.

    To sign up for an activity in San Pedro you will need to go to the Palacio de los Deportes de San Pedro de Alcántara at Avda. Fuente Nueva, s/n. 29670 – San Pedro Alcántara Tel. 952 799 508 or 952 780 633. You will need to fill out an inscription form and bring a copy of your DNI /NIE and a social security card or private insurance card.

  • Marbella Polideportivo: activity schedule. Sign ups can be made at their offices in central Marbella on the edge of the Casco Antiguo where the public parking lot is next to the La Pesquera restaurant. Their address is Calle de los Caballeros 25, 1st floor. Telephone: 952 761 190. Offices are open from 9:00am – 2:30pm. Closed in the afternoon until 4:30pm-9:30pm. For swimming classes, check the Antonio Serrano Lima Pool in Marbella.
  • For a full schedule of all community centers in the area, click here.

    2. Monthly update: new family activities / reviews on our site.

    We’ve recently added a couple of new topics on our sidebar for you to explore. Among them you´ll find:

    The most useful. School uniform exchange page.
    Most of us spend a fortune on school uniforms and wish there was another option to the school uniform shop. We’ve created a forum where we can buy, sell, exchange or simply donate second hand uniforms. There are plenty of kids who can get through the school year with hardly a scratch on their jacket or skirt and plenty of us who’d be thrilled to have that piece at a fraction of the wholesale cost. Check it out for more details.

    The most creative. If you’re curious about what a 11 year-old boy who lives in Marbella likes, then check out our son’s first personal page on his top 5 favorite Marbella attractions, movies, video games and more. It’s a real perspective on what boys like.

    The pat on the back. We’ve received so much positive feedback from our viewers that we’ve decided to share it with you on a Testimonials page. Listen to what others have to say about our site. We’d be happy to hear what you think as well.

    For more information on our new content... visit our site.

    3. The Power of the BUZZZ

    If you find the site useful, we would greatly appreciate if you could forward this mail to friends and relatives who may have an interest in the Costa del Sol. They will be able to sign up for the newsletter.

    Also, if you have not seen it, read the article published on about our site. Do not hesitate spreading it around among your friends through e-mail, facebook, twitter....

    4. Marbella daily news

    To keep you up-to-date with the daily events and activities available on the Costa del Sol, as well as our family news, we have various internet tools at you disposal:

    - a blog updated daily

    - a news feed about Marbella and Andalucia

    - a twitter account with daily posting. Feel free following us.

    - a facebook group. Please join us if you are interested in what is happening in Marbella.

    - an RSS feed that you will find in the left-hand column on any page of our site. (if you are not sure what an RSS feed is, check our help tab.)

    Thank you... and see you next month.
    Marbella Family

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