Women and sport, parallel forum to the Copa de la Reina 2022

Gipuzkoa will address the challenges of Sport in a Forum on April 28

The Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Bera Bera Sports Club embarked a few months ago on the organization of the Copa de la Reina 2022. The most important women’s handball event in Spain and which will be held from April 28 to December 1. with the cooperation of the town hall.

It is the best umbrella to raise debates about the present and the future of elite sport. Those that directly affect equality between men and women in the practice of sport, in decision-making, in representation spaces, in sports bodies and in any other dimension of sport will be particularly addressed.

Institutional presence

Together with the representative of Culture and Sports, Harkaitz Millan, the director of Sports Goizane Álvarez and the representative of Bera Bera Balonmano Tati Garmendia were present at the press conference. The Copa de la Reina 2022 will offer us the best Spanish handball and an extensive program developed so that Gipuzkoa handball continues to be a reference every year in terms of quality of play and organizational capacity.

In this regard, the Deputy for Culture and Sports, Harkaitz Millan, underlined that “quality is obtained by building an itinerary with values, which respects the stages of development of minors. Quality training must be offered so that emerging talents have the opportunity to train and develop their potential. We seek to constantly discuss the obstacles that hinder the development of this talent. We also want to program actions that allow us to overcome these obstacles until they disappear and parity in sport is a reality”.

The forum is part of this vast program which also hosts modernization actions in the clubs the week before the cup. The Forum will be structured in presentations, round tables and symposiums, “where the role of women in sport from different angles will be exposed”, explained Tati Garmendia.

women in leadership

Former elite players, Patricia Rodríguez, Aintzane Encinas and Tati Garmendia accompanied by Eli Pinedo as moderator. Women who were references as players and who are today also references in the field of management. The challenges require role models that inspire people to lead them”, pointed out Goizane Álvarez, sports director of the Foral Deputation of Gipuzkoa.

Group management, motherhood in elite sport, the role of institutions and the challenges to be met. The professionalization of sport, sports sponsorship, the impact of sporting events and talent management will be present at the Forum, both through round tables and presentations.

The heads of DANZ, Laboral Kutxa, Iberdrola and Real Sociedad will share a table and knowledge on sports sponsorship, Lucía Ybarra, Max Caldas, Iñigo Olaizola and Nancy Jhonson, among others.

Likewise, the inauguration of the Congress will be greeted by the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, Alejandro Blanco. The closing, on the other hand, will be carried out by Pilar Jericó, one of the best Spanish analysts in terms of organizational behavior. She is also an expert in female leadership, new ways of working or ways to contribute to the development of people and their talent in the organization, among others.


The price per person is 15 euros, which includes access to all content throughout the day as well as lunch and networking. Tickets are available on the website www.copadelareina2022.com

In addition, in order to make the content accessible to clubs and companies related to the sport of Gipuzkoa, the Diputación also has invitations that it will distribute in the coming days. If you are a club or are linked as a corporate sponsor to a sports agent or program in Gipuzkoa, you can request your invitation to [email protected]

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