Barcelona’s women’s team, FC Barcelona Femenino. have donated some sports equipment used by the team in the first half of the season to local charity IBN Battuta.
Working alongside the FC Barcelona Foundation, the team donated gloves, boots and posters to the non profit charity which aims to welcome young immigrants who arrived in Spain without their families.
The youngsters were welcomed to the Catalan giant’s sport city training ground and were immediately in awe as they realised that this was the place where Lionel Messi and his teammates, as well as the Femení side trained and they were then introduced to the ladies side who had just finished training.
The idea initially came from defender Ruth Garcia after noticing something on television.
She said “It was casual. I was watching television and I saw some kids playing football without shoes, without boots. I came to the dressing room and proposed this idea. We have the privilege that there are brands that sponsor us and it was a way to help children.”
The meeting came about days after the team had continued their wonderful start to the Liga Iberdrola with a 4-0 win over Catalan neighbours Espanyol.
English forward and former Manchester City ladies player Toni Duggan was among the scorers for Barca Femení in that game with the side joint top of the league alongside Atlético Madrid.