All is set for the biggest women`s Beach Soccer event in Europe and the world, the Euro Winners Cup to kick off in Nazaré, Portugal. The seventh edition, will begin on Monday 6 June and end on Sunday 12, comprised of three Round Robin matchdays (6, 7 and 8 June) and followed by a knockout stage, and the final being played on Sunday 12 June.
Gibraltar Wave FC is the first Gibraltar club to participate in this world class tournament which we hope will spur not just football players but all sportsmen and women in Gibraltar to take up this sport as a way of keeping healthy in this wonderful lifestyle sport.
This is the One sport in which Gibraltar can, in the near future, be one of the top nations. Beach Soccer is on the verge of taking off as one of the most spectacular sport in the world.
Beach soccer returns to the European Games after proving to be a very popular sport at both editions Baku 2015 and Minsk 2019. In 2023, football fans worldwide will have the opportunity to experience all Beach Soccer has to offer, including top-class competition and a fantastic atmosphere.
President of Beach Soccer Worldwide Joan Cusco (ESP) said: “It’s great to see beach soccer occupying such an important place at the European Games. We are honoured to be a part of the Olympic family and to have the opportunity to feature in an event as prestigious as the European Games is something that makes us very proud. We received a lot of positive feedback during and after the Games in 2019, and we are really thrilled to have the opportunity to stage another amazing spectacle and showcase what beach soccer is all about.”
The third edition of the European Games is set to take place in Kraków and the regions of Małopolska and Śląsk in Poland from 21 June to 2 July 2023.
The European Games in 2023 will be an important stepping-stone for the growth of Beach Soccer worldwide and the experience that Lauren Parkes, Narges Mararat, Lauren Tomsett, Megan Garcia, Beverley Yee-Kwan Shing, Tiana Garcia-Tapper, young Julia Louise-Lima, Melissa Ann Mor, Kierra Manique Scalercio, Jennifer Alexandra Ramirez Araguas, Kelly McShane and the coaches Ernest Tomsett, Anthony Celecia and Sally Barton will get will be invaluable for the growth of Beach Soccer in Gibraltar.
Now, on to you sporty fans, follow Euro Winners Cup, the UEFA Beach Soccer Champions League closely and #FireYourPassion for this spectacular sport and Gibraltar Wave FC:
Women’s Euro Winners Cup Teams for 2022 are:
Gibraltar Wave FC (GIB), Newteam Beach Soccer Brussels (BEL), SC Rappiranhas (SUI), Kylävainion Päällikot (FIN), Bavaria Beach Bazis (GER), CSO Amnéville BS (FRA), Marseille Beach Team (FRA), Beach Soccer Zeeland (NED), AIS San Javier (ESP), Higicontrol (ESP), Cáceres Playa (ESP), Terrassa Bonaire BSC (ESP), CD Futbol Playa Huelva (ESP), ACD O Sótão (POR), AD Pastéis (POR), Associação Desportiva “Nazaré 2022” (POR), FC10 Ladies (POL) are the teams taking part.
See you all on the surface most associate with paradise and stay tuned here in Gibraltar Insight for the July issue on our experience at the UEFA Beach Soccer Champions League.