How are lower division teams in Europe existing in the wake of the big-money, big brand teams? A new women’s team in the south of Spain, PFC Málaga FC in the 5th division of Liga F in Spain is changing the model of how small regional teams operate. And they’re winning!
We talk with 25-year old striker Leire Beitia as she shares her inspirational journey growing up in Spain and playing collegiate soccer in the USA. How has her experience helped her grow as a footballer and what changes does she hope to make in the game? It’s an interview you do not want to miss. (9’)
Changing models that have been around for decades isn’t easy, but PFC Málaga FC realizes that it’s necessary in order to change and grow. We hear from Jeremy Meyer, hired to head the international operations at the club. What are some of the things they are doing differently to attract a global audience, experience coaches and players to the club? There’s a lot to learn and be inspired by and Jeremy shares it all with us. (39’)
Visit PFC Málaga FC at https://pfcmalaga.com/
Follow Leire Beitia on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/leirebeitiaaldea/
Follow Leire Beitia on Twitter – https://twitter.com/leire_beitia13
Follow PFC Malaga FC on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pfcmalaga/
PFC Academy – https://www.profutcamps.com/academy/
Connect with Jeremy on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jmeyersports/
Check out Patty’s YouTube show Mission California at – https://mission-california.com/
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Photo Courtesy of Leire Beitia
Original Broadcast Date: March 26, 2023
Women’s World Football Show is hosted, written, edited and produced by Patty La Bella.
Additional assistance for this episode by Leire Beitia and Jeremy Meyer.
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