BSWW joins the Universo Mujer program to empower women in beach soccer

Through this collaboration, BSWW and the Spanish FA will strengthen the women’s beach soccer development plan in Spain

Beach Soccer World Wide has taken a new step in its determined support of women’s sport, and have joined forces with Universo Mujer, a government program in Spain which aims to support women in sport as a mechanism of social change. 

Beach Soccer World Wide’s women’s beach soccer development program has been awarded the Universo Mujer seal, which will allow the creation synergies with the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) in order to develop women’s beach soccer growth plan in the country, and increase the already-impressive talent on the Spanish beach soccer stage. 

The program included measures and plans like economical support to athletes, the promotion of women’s beach soccer events in Spain or training camps and clinics for young beach soccer players, amongst many other initiatives.   

Universo Mujer is a program created by the Consejo Superior de Deportes (Spain’s Government Sports National Bureau) which targets the support and promotion of the participation of women in all areas of sport, with the aim of improving the social transformation through the values in sport.  

Beach Soccer World Wide remain highly committed to strengthening women’s beach soccer, and with this new agreement, the next steps will be taken in the near future. 

Although the number of competitions has been affected this year by the Covid-19 pandemic, beach soccer has seen new teams and players join the sport, with a new European champion, BSC Mriya 2006, a newcomer to the international stage. 

 

Joan Cusco, BSWW President

“This agreement with Universo Mujer is another important step in our process of empowering the women’s game. From our side, we have been increasing the number and scale women’s competitions, and we have happily witnessed the number of participants grow. Such an agreement will help the Spanish Football Association improve their women’s beach soccer program, which will definitely benefit the sport.”

 

Diego Martínez, President of the RFEF Beach Soccer Committee. 

“Women’s beach soccer is always a main priority for the RFEF. By entering the Universo Mujer program, we will increase our possibilities to keep fostering the growth of women’s beach soccer, as well as to keep giving our athletes the best conditions to train, compete, and to keep achieving new goals both at a national and an international level.”

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