MADRID, 18 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Endesa League presented its 2023-24 season this Monday, which represents the starting point of a competition that will officially start on Saturday, September 23 and that has become “a reference” for women’s sports both “at the national and European level.” “.
The league was presented at an event held in the La Sala space of the WiZink Center, in which the president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD), Víctor Francos, participated; the CEO of Endesa, José Bogas; the acting president of the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB), José Miguel Sierra, as well as representatives of the 16 teams that make it up.
The president of the CSD highlighted the importance of “public-private collaboration”, which is essential to be able to meet “challenges” such as the one this league was in its beginnings, in addition to reinforcing the momentum of women’s sports, a path that is still in progress. “incomplete”. “Spanish women’s sport has given us many joys, but there is a lack of recognition, visualization and empowerment,” he stressed.
Meanwhile, Juan Miguel Sierra highlighted the “fantastic” summer of Spanish basketball, in which in addition to the silver in the women’s Eurobasket, all women’s categories have won medals, and of those medalists, 80% played in the Endesa Women’s League. “Spain has maintained an excellent level in the elite and in the training categories, which guarantees the future of the national team and the level of the women’s league for many years. The promotion of women’s basketball is one of the main objectives of the FEB,” he expressed.
The leader valued the high level of the competition, a league of “reference at the European level” and which is starting a new season that is going to be “magnificent.” In addition, he confirmed changes in the FEB. “From October 2, the FEB will have a president, Elisa Aguilar, a woman who has demonstrated her validity and I am happy because I know that she is going to do an exceptional job,” he confessed.
For his part, Bogas pointed out that the league complies with “all the values” that Endesa pursued when it began sponsoring basketball, and at this time in women’s sports they must “follow the same line.” “Basketball has been a pioneer in these good moments of women’s sports in Spain, it is in good health based on the results and the growing interest it generates, and the Endesa Women’s League is gaining a lot of popularity,” she concluded.