Ball in the air! Countdown to the U19 World Cup – COVER – NEWS

There’s less to go… The official presentation of the U19 Women’s World Cup was held on Thursday, February 2, at the historic Palacio de Cibeles, headquarters of the Madrid City Council. It is the beginning of the countdown to an appointment that will bring together the greatest talents in women’s basketball from July 15 to 23. Together with the capital, the host cities will be Alcalá de Henares and Torrejón de Ardoz. The Madrid Basketball Federation is one of the institutions involved in the project together with FIBA, FEB, the Community of Madrid and the town halls of the three municipalities. Photos: FEB

All the institutions involved were present at the starting signal. Among other personalities, José Luis Martínez Almeida (mayor of Madrid), José Manuel Franco (president of the Higher Sports Council), Jorge Garbajosa (president of the FEB), Santos Moraga (president of the FBM), Alberto Tomé (Deputy Minister of Sports of the Community of Madrid), Javier Rodríguez (mayor of Alcalá de Henares), Ignacio Vázquez (mayor of Torrejón de Ardoz)… All this without forgetting the players Elena Buenavida and Awa Fam representing the athletes who will fill the halls of the Community of Madrid with the best basketball.

With the U19 Women’s World Cup in Madrid, Spanish basketball continues with the commitment to organize major international competitions, which began with the Women’s World Cup in Tenerife 2018, the European Women’s Championship in Valencia 2021 and the U17 Men’s World Cup in Malaga 2022. Spain has in its Women’s U19 winners the silver in 2009 and 2011 and the bronze in 2019. The great rival will once again be the United States, current world champion.

The president of the FEB, Jorge Garbajosa, pointed out that “within our present and our future, training and women’s sport are two strategic pillars. That is why this World Cup is so important to us. We want this Championship to be special”. An objective in which all those attending the event agreed.

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Ball in the air! Countdown to the U19 World Cup – COVER – NEWS