I am happy to greet you at the 13th European Universities Football Championship in Madrid, Spain!
On behalf of the whole EUSA community, I would like to express my gratitude for inviting European student-athletes here. It’s a wonderful occasion to be together and experience the beauty of sport. I am pleased to see so many sport lovers, who share values of fair play, equal opportunities and education, promoted by EUSA.
European Universities Championships 2019 organized in 22 sports make it possible for student-athletes to get to know each other and challenge their skills in a friendly atmosphere. During such events we do more than just sport – we broaden our horizons, get to know other cultures, we promote healthy mind in a healthy body.
Being an organizer of such an event is challenging but rewarding. I know it’s a hard task, and I want to express my appreciation to the Organizing Committee and its partners for the great job they have done. And of course, my gratitude to the authorities for their auspices of this event.
I believe that this Championship will bring the participants positive experiences and good results. I am sure that the athletes will compete in a fair play manner, respecting the rules and their opponents and please the spectators with their performance.
I hope you will enjoy your stay, your achievements and your time spent in Madrid!
I would like to offer my sincerest
welcome to all the participants of the 2019 European University 11-aside and 7-aside football championship.
This championship is a unique opportunity to enjoy an international sporting competition that during the month of July will be held at University Camilo José Cela, a testament to its significant commitment to sport.
I am convinced that this championship will be a success and an enriching experience, in addition to placing Spain at the forefront of European University Sport.
I would like to highlight the work of University Camilo José Cela, the European University Sports Association (EUSA), the sponsors and collaborating entities, in organising this championship and thank them for their determined commitment to university sports.
Sport and physical activity are a crucial part of the all-round education of our young people. Which is why fostering sports and adopting healthy habits throughout the different stages of life is everyone's responsibility.
Lastly, my congratulations to the athletes, coaches and those involved in organising the championship. Congratulations for coming this far and I hope you attain all your objectives.
María José Rienda
I should like to give all participants of the Men’s and Women’s Football European Championship, my most sincere welcome to our facilites at Camilo José Cela University in Madrid, from July 21st to 27th.
This championship is a unique opportunity to enjoy an international sport competition that during the month of July will take place in our University, reinforcing its commitment, shown throughout its history, and the SEK Institution’s one as well.
We have been awarded two National Sports prizes and a Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) prize. Despite of our youth, we have organized two European University Championships, a General Assembly of EUSA, numerous Championships of Spain University of Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Horse riding, and University Championships of Madrid in Swimming. We have been Madrid University Champions for five consecutive years in Football, and we have organized numerous activities, congresses and events related to the world of sports. All these are examples of the commitment of Camilo José Cela University with Sports in general, and University Sports in particular.
We have numerous athlets studing with us as part of the SEK International Sports Academy program, a pioneer program both at a national and International level, that helps them to study while practicing and competing in the sports they choose.
I am convinced that this championship will be really successfull and an enriching experience, as well as it will contribute to strengthen Spain at the forefront of European University Sport.
I wish all participants enjoy a Championship in which all the people involved in the organization have put their hearts and souls to make everyone feel at home.
Finally, I would like to thank the opportunity provided by EUSA, and all those whose work and contributions have made it possible for us to organize an event of this relevance at the Camilo José Cela University.
Good luck to all participants and… may the best team win!
Jose Luis Lesma
OC Technical Delegate
It is with great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the 13th European Universities Football Championship in Madrid.
I am happy to note that all our previous Football Championships have always been completed successfully and I am sure that the same will happen this year.
I am pleased to mention that this year we will have 20 teams competing in the men and 12 teams in women championships. This is the biggest turnout we have had so far which is a proof of to the hard work that went into previous championships and the positive impact has had on the participants.
From 21st to 27th of July players, coaches, team officials, volunteers and referees will do their best to achieve the successful completion of the Championship.
A successful championship includes active players, dedicated coaches, support from the universities and most importantly fair play and Olympic spirit.
Players: Play hard, play fair, and dedicate yourself to be the best you can possibly be. The rewards will stay with you for the rest of your life.
I hope you will all enjoy the Football Championship and your stay in this beautiful city.
EUSA TD Football