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The professional football player Fátima Leyva, who recently retired after a great career marked by titles like US WPSL Champion, US Open Cup Champion and Russian Women’s Premier League 3rd Place Bronze Medalist, is now head of a children’s football camp in Tijuana, Mexico. The objective of the camp is to help at risk youth to develop certain skills and find the path to a better future, without violence. And Fa believes that the best way to achieve this is through football.

Vero Boquete and Pam Conti are also great players who have realized how much they can do for the youth and have established football camps for children in their home countries, too.

You can learn more about the campaign here.

 

 

The Bristol Academy End of Season Awards Presentation took place last night. Even though Bristol finished as a runner-up in the Women’s Super League (WSL) this year, the team had their moments of fame throughout the season and proved to be a matching rival of Liverpool FC. So the award winners indeed deserve the acknowledgement , because without their skills and devotion Bristol wouldn’t have gotten that far.

Here are the names of last night’s winners:

Supporters Player of the Year – Tash Harding
Young Player of the Year – Jas Matthews
Goal of the Season – Corinne Yorston
Manager’s Player of the Year & Top Goalscorer – Natalia
Player’s Player of the Year – Siobhan Chamberlain

Natalia Pablos Bristol End of season awards 2013

Natalia scored twelve goals this season, which certainly was a great contribution to the high ranking of the team in the WSL. Laura del Rio and Natalia were often referred to as the “Spanish Duo” throughout this season, as they showed excellent team work and achieved a lot on the field.

 

Vero Boquete and Jenny HermosoFour matches before the end of this season of Damallsvenskan Tyresö found themselves in a particularly difficult situation. On top of the league table was Malmö with 45 points and 4 points behind was Tyresö. The players of Tyresö made it clear that they are determined to achieve a turn-around and they have been actively working on it ever since then. Vero herself said: “We’ve got nothing to lose. We know that it will be difficult to win, but we will fight till the end… One thing I have learned in life is that everything is possible until it becomes absolutely impossible.”

In the match against Mallbacken last Sunday, Vero and her teammates proved their determination to fight for the ultimate victory. The match ended at 5-0 for Tyresö with a goal by Vero in the 37th minute. Meanwhile, however, Malmö won over Kristianstad with 1-0, so the difference between the two teams on top of the league table is still 4 points.

The results from Tyresö’s next 3 matches: against Pitea, Göteborg and Linköpings, will be extremely important and will decide the next winner of the Swedish highest division.

Vero admits that it has been a great season for her so far and she hopes that there are many more good things to come.

Read more on the topic here.

The big final of the Women’s Super League is only a few days away now and Bristol Academy and Liverpool are certainly looking forward to it. A final match between those two teams, currently leading the league table, will determine the winner of Season 2013. Laura del Rio

Bristol Academy has been doing great so far, mostly due to the efforts and impressive skills of the Spanish duo on the team, Natalia Pablos and Laura del Rio. They scored a total of seventeen goals for Bristol this season, earning themselves the respect and admirations of Bristol’s manager, Mark Simpson. “This is just the start of a partnership between Natalia and Laura and hopefully it’s one that can develop.” This is what Mark Simpson said after the game Everton v Bristol Academy back at the beginning of the season. The performance of the two players since then had certainly fulfilled and even surpassed his hopes.
In the previous match between the two teams now reaching out for victory, Natalia and Laura achieved a lot with their sudden turn-around in the second half: in minute 66 Bristol was falling behind Liverpool by two goals and by minute 69 the result was 3-3. Back then this was not enough for Bristol to win the game, but proved that the two teams have equal chances of winning the competition. So it will be the game this Sunday, September 29th that will determine which is the better team. Good luck, Bristol!

Junto a su colega Elisabetta Tona y con la aprobación y apoyo de “La Torres calcio femminile”, PAM CONTI football schoolPam inició un nuevo proyecto: escuela de fútbol para niños. La escuela estará abierta para los niños de 5 a 9 años y niñas de 5 años o más.

El proyecto tendrá como objetivo que los niños aprendan de las calidades del fútbol, un juego dinámico, creativo, justo y amistoso, mientras se divierten y disfrutan del juego. La idea es que junto con la adquisición de nuevas habilidades de fútbol los niños aprendan Español, también.

Clubes internacionales españoles como el FC Barcelona, ​ Levante UD, Espanyol de Barcelona estará en la cooperación con la escuela de Pam.

Puede leer más sobre el proyecto aquí.

Josefine Öqvist (30), nicknamed Jossan, who recently signed a representation agreement with LTA Agency, is now a part of the squad of the French top team Montpellier HSC, two times Champions of the Division 1 Féminine and three times Winners of Coupe de France Féminine.

After Marie-Laure Delie’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain the directors of Montpellier had to find a proper replacement for the position of a center forward. It took them a while, but their efforts paid off, and the team is now enjoying a refreshing innovation in the face of Josefine Öqvist. She signed a one-year contract with a further optional year. “The arrival of this great player confirms the ambitions of the women’s section of Montpellier Hérault Sport Club for the new season”, says an article on the official web site of the football club in regards to the signing. 

Jossan is another leading Swedish National Team player that we represent. She is an experienced striker with 20 goals in 78 caps for the Swedish National Team. Her name was among those chosen by UEFA in the recent Women’s EURO 2013 all-star squad, along with Caroline Seger, also represented by LTA Agency.

Josefine has an impressive football CV in leading Swedish club teams, too. Last season she played for Kristianstad DFF; she has also been in the squad of Tyresö FF for one season and Linköpings FC for 5 seasons where she won the Swedish top league – Damallsvenskan. When asked ‘what made ​​you join the Montpellier Hérault SC’, the Swedish player replied that she was looking for new challenges and diverse experience, and playing for Montpellier would give her an opportunity to get to know a new country, to be a part of an ambitious team, and to enjoy the French football style, which she admires. You can read the whole interview here 

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Name: Josefine Öqvist
Place of Birth: Uppsala, Sweden
Date of Birth: 07/23/1983
Nationality: Sweden
Height: 1,71 m
Position: Forward
Current Club: MHSC
League: Division 1 Féminine
National Team Caps: 78
National Team Goals: 20

 

 

Laura, Natalia, and Keka have been busy these past couple of weeks as the new season of  the FA WSL began on 3rd August  with an opening match between Liverpool and Arsenal.

The three players are in the squad of one of the two teams currently on the top of the league table, Bristol Academy. Bristol and Liverpool have 18 points each so far. The rivalry between the two teams is growing: the match Bristol Academy v.  Liverpool on 10th August ended at 3:4 with a winning goal for Liverpool scored in the very end of the game. But Bristol’s manager Mark Sampson has spotted the necessary improvement and is positive about the progress and chances of the team : „We showed tonight we can compete with the best teams in this league, that we can create chances and score goals. We need to tidy up the details defensively but Liverpool definitely know they were in a game tonight.”

Keka made her debut as a part of Bristol Academy in this season of the FA WSL, and Natalia and Laura were key players for their team in the game Bristol v. Liverpool, as they scored the second and the third goal for Bristol. Scoring a 5th goal in 8 matches played, Natalia earned herself a place among the top scorers in the league.

Season 2013/2014 of the Women 3F Ligaen (Elitedivisionen 2013) opened with a game between Taastrup FC (W)  and Skjold (W) on 3rd August. Another five games later, Fortuna Hjørring, Lala’s new team, is leading the league table with six points from two wins in two games with a total of 4 goals forward and zero against. The match Skovbakken v. Fortuna Hjørring, which took place on 6th August, ended at 0-3 and the match Fortuna Hjørring v. OB Odense, last season’s bronze winners, ended at 1-0. These are the first couple of games for Laura Roxana Rus as part of Fortuna, as she signed with them just recently.  Lala and the other new additions to the team, Fred Thoegersen and Florentina Spanu, obviously fit well in the picture. Fortuna is doing great so far and will hopefully keep up with this pace in future games. The next match, versus Taastrup FC and will take place on 17th August.

The excellent performance of Verónica Boquete and Caroline Seger at the Women’s Euro 2013 earned them not only a place on the UEFA Women’s EURO 2013 all-star squad, but also respectively 5th and 6th place on the UEFA list of best women’s players in Europe.

3The Best Men’s Player in Europe Award was introduced by UEFA two years ago and the women’s prize was launched just a month ago. “This is a new milestone,” said Karen Espelund, chairwoman of the UEFA Women’s Football Committee. “It adds further weight to the UEFA Women’s EURO final tournament, the ultimate stage for players to show their skills.”

Ignacio Quereda and a panel of 18 journalists, selected by the European Sports Media (ESM) group to vote for UEFA Best Women’s Player in Europe, gave Vero a total of 11 points, while Pia Sundhage and the same panel of journalists gave Caroline 8 points. Nadine Angerer, Lotta Schelin and Lena Goessling are the three nominees for the first place, but the winner of the awards will be decided with a final vote on 5 September.

Read the official UEFA article about The Best Women’s Player in Europe Award here.

Vero’s popularity among the fans of women’s football is growing every day with her excellent performances on the field, her positive and honest interviews and her tweets and posts on Facebook, revealing her thoughts and feeling about upcoming and past matches and other important events in her career. Recently Vero’s fans were rewarded for their consistency and support with a book telling the story of Vero’s life from her birthday, through her first steps on the football field, to the present day. The book is called “Vero Boquete: the princess of the king sport” and is the first published biography of a Spanish female football player. The author, David Menayo, is a journalist, writing for MARCA, a Spanish sports newspaper.
The book is a collection of experiences and anecdotes; of memories, some soaked in tears, others putting a smile on your face; of stories about the personal life and the persistent carrer efforts of a woman who knows what she wants: to play football.
The essence of Vero’s life is captured in this one quote from “Vero Boquete: the princess of the king sport” : “Nunca creí en aquello de que el rosa es para las mujeres y el azul para los hombres. Quizá por eso no tardé mucho en darme cuenta de que quería vestirme de princesa para jugar al fútbol”. It translates to ‘I never thought that pink is for girls and blue for boys. Maybe that’s why it didn’t take me too long to realize that I wanted to dress like a princess and go play football.’

You can read more about the book here.