REAL SPORTING DE GIJÓN – Sporting Femenino, honoured in the Women’s Race

20 June 2023

REAL SPORTING DE GIJÓN – Sporting Femenino, honoured in the Women’s Race

Adriana Sirgo and Rosa Menéndez received a commemorative plaque at the start, presented by the mayoress of Gijón, Carmen Moriyón.

Real Sporting Femenino, the women’s Real Sporting de Gijón‘s football team, received an affectionate tribute this Sunday at the starting line of the Central Lechera Asturiana Women’s Race in Gijón. Adriana Sirgo and Rosa Menéndez, representing the first team, received a commemorative plaque from the hands of the mayoress Carmen Moriyón with the inscription: “To Real Sporting Femenino. For your sporting career and for being a reference for many girls who want to play soccer”. Before the start of the race, the public address system recognized Rafa Bernal’s team for their league title in Primera Nacional and promotion to 2nd RFEF, also mentioning the title and promotion of the women’s subsidiary team.

The organisation of the event, which gathered more than 5,000 people on Albert Einstein Avenue, also presented them with a T-shirt of the event, a symbolic bib number and a soccer doll in the form of a pin, created this year, as well as a large runner doll. The social merchandising dolls are part of the #MásQueUnaMuñeca (More Than Just A Doll) project and are hand-sewn by women who are victims of exploitative trafficking at the Proyecto Esperanza and Wanawake Mujer pre-employment workshop.

The two Sporting Femenino players highlighted the “excitement and pride” of being honoured in an event such as the Women’s Race. This race runs each year through different cities in Spain, accompanied by numerous sports activities, and its main objective is to combine solidarity and the fight against breast cancer, giving it visibility, as well as to claim the role of women and sportswomen in society.

The spirit of the race is to promote the incorporation of girls and women in the regular practice of sport, create healthy lifestyle habits, and combat gender violence along with social and educational inequalities. In addition to the participant number of each runner, the race bib bears the number 016, the telephone number for victims of gender violence.


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