Starting on Monday 8 Women’s International teams will contest the fifth edition of the Costa Cálida Pinatar Cup, which for the first time will be played at two venues, Pinatar Arena and La Manga Club.
Visitación Martínez, the mayor of San Pedro del Pinatar and Fran Sánchez, general director of Sport for the Region of Murcia, officially announced the tournament which is now rated as one of the most important worldwide events in women’s football.
The national teams from Russia, Poland, Belgium, Wales, Hungary, Slovakia and Ireland will contest the tournament, along with current holders Scotland, between 14 – 23 February.
Pinatar Arena and La Manga Club will host the tournament where matches will be played simultaneously on February 16, 19 and 22 with games at 3:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. All of the fixtures will be open to the public with many of them televised in the participating countries.
Representatives from collaborating hotels such as Thalasia Costa de Murcia, Double Tree by Hilton La Torre Golf and La Manga Club were all present at the event.
Further events to be held at Pinatar Arena will see a number of U18 and U19 men’s teams at the facility along with women’s teams in the U17 category.
On 23 February, the Costa Cálida Challenge will be held between Spain – Denmark U18 at 11:30 a.m. in addition to Hungary – Denmark U19 at 3:30 p.m.
To conclude events, the Costa Cálida Mima Cup, which will bring the U17 women’s teams from Canada, Belgium, Sweden and Poland will be played at San Pedro del Pinatar from February 28 to March 7.