Spain forward Verónica Boquete was on hand in Zagreb as component of her new part as a UEFA ambassador for women’s football development.
Boquete was in Croatia to help the recent efforts produced to nurture the women’s game in the nation. Her check out coincided with a UEFA women’s Under-16 development tournament where the hosts had been joined by Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Slovenia.
Appointed last month, Boquete was producing her first trip as an ambassador. Speaking to the girls attending, she said: “Yes, it is possible for girls to make it in football! My greatest piece of guidance to you is: perform tough to reach your targets. Talent is not enough. Practise as challenging as you can and do your greatest every single day, not just on the field but also in your life off the pitch.”
When it comes to the women’s football development programme backed by UEFA, the objective of the Croatian Football Federation (HNS) is to market football as a sport for ladies, to give girls from all regions of Croatia the chance to play football, and also to encourage coach education.
“This is an outstanding project which advantages the complete area,” mentioned Marija Damjanovi?, coordinator of HNS women’s football and Beneath-19 women’s national coach, “and in my time, there was no project like the development tournaments. Now girls can boost through such tournaments and today, in front of their idol.”
Sarah Ljubijanki?, Slovenia captain, said: “Verónica is a role model for us. We are very impressed that she came all the way to pay a visit to us and this provides us more motivation and adrenaline.”
— Verónica Boquete (@VeroBoquete) March 10, 2015