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Sapienza Sponsors ESRIN Football Teams at ESA Football Tournament 2016

25 / 05 / 2016

It has almost become a tradition that we support the ESA Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) football teams at the ESA Football tournament. It was our pleasure to sponsor both the men’s and women’s teams in 2016, as well.

Five teams from all ESA Sites and MDSCC (Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex – NASA) competed for each ESA football trophy. This year, the tournament was held on 14 and 15 May in Warmond, The Netherlands. The overall participation consisting of players, their family members and supporters was around 230 people.

The ESRIN boys came in fourth with the hosts from ESTEC taking the cup home. For the ESRIN girls, the god of football was even unfriendlier, as key players suffered injuries before and during the tournament. They therefore finished fifth with the ESAC team victorious.

This big event is organised in different ESA sites each year. This year was the 36th consecutive tournament for men’s teams and the 8th one with women’s teams participating. For more information, have a look at the tournament’s site on Facebook.