#NosotrasTambienJugamos: “Vero Boquete really opened doors for us!”
Women’s Soccer United’s Spain-based reporter Nick Aitken caught up with María Vázquez who, alongside her colleagues Mariángeles López and Iñigo Benedicto, are the driving forces behind the Nosotras También Jugamos (We Play Too) campaign.
The tireless trio’s aim is to convince Panini to commercialise a sticker album featuring the players in Spain’s Liga Iberdrola, with María speaking exclusively to Women’s Soccer United about their goal, the backing they’ve had from players past and present, and the obstacles in their path.
Women’s Soccer United: First of all, congratulations on all your hard work so far on the Nosotras También Jugamos campaign. Could you sum up your objectives and the main stumbling blocks towards getting there?
Mária Vázquez: Thanks! Our objective is to get women’s footballers [from Spain’s Liga Iberdrola] into a sticker album, something we think is very simple but which could be a great lesson on equality for both girls and boys. It would teach children in one easy step that men and women are capable of doing the same things, that there aren’t sports which are just for boys or just for girls.
Our goal would be for the players to have their own album or, alternatively, have two or three women’s players from each team added to the current Panini [men’s Liga] album. Not that we have a particular preference for which company carries out the project, but given Panini sticker albums are market leaders they would be excellent for bringing about the visibility women’s footballers need.
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