Dear friends from women’s football, I will be out and not writing from tomorrow until August 13th due to entertainment and summer-related issues.
Before this break, I would like to share the experience we had at Hero Girls Camp with the presence of Mandy van den Berg.
Hero Girls Camp is a women’s football camp held in Barcelona that counts with the participation of top players as coaches and mentors, to inspire the girls to become better athletes and people.
Yesterday we welcomed Mandy van den Berg and within the next days Lola Gallardo, Nataša Andonova and Lieke Martens will attend to the camp.
Energy, focus and determination is what Mandy is made of. The Dutch captain didn’t hesitate to lead the training sessions as if the girls were getting ready for 2019 World Cup. During her workshop, we had the opportunity to know more about her story, habits and details about her day to day.
The current player for Valencia CF believes in keep pushing no matter the circumstances as well as demonstrating to ourselves what we’re capable of, regardless of others’ expectations.
A true captain that proved her humility when she described the moment she lifted the UEFA Women’s Euro champions trophy. Above all, she felt proud for her teammates, for all they had been fighting at a personal and sports level. Chapeau.
Someday, she would like to help the next generations to improve on the field and also enhance the everyday lives of boys and girls with special needs through sport.
The influence that professional players can have over future players is enormous as they look up to them to design their trainings, habits, personality and tools.
From players to players. From heroes to future change-makers.