Alinghi Red Bull Racing visits women's football team

Alinghi Red Bull Racing visits women's football team

Meeting includes a look around Estadi Johan Cruyff and Ciutat Esportiva Johan Cruyff, and exchange of sporting opinions between footballers and yachtswomen

Today's women's football training session at the Ciutat Esportiva was a different one to usual as the players met up with yachtswomen from Alinghi Red Bull Racing who are shortlisted for places in the women's and junior editions of the Americas Cup being held in Barcelona next year.

The team were visiting the club for the first time and got shown around the terraces, pitch and presidential box at Estadi Johan Cruyff, and toured the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training facility. They were then guest observers of a Barça Femení workout and afterwards met the players to talk about their respective experiences of elite sport and the impressive growth of women's football and sport in general in recent years. The meeting ended with an exchange of gifts and a group photo.

Alinghi Red Bull Racing has a full schedule of different activities hand in hand with the selection process for the women's and youth editions of the Americas Cup, one of the main motivations being for the aspirants to connect with other sporting talent around the country. With the biggest event in world sailing about to take place in the Catalan capital, a visit to the Barça women's football team was an obvious choice.

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