Laure Boulleau, former French international and PSG player, flew to meet the first Saudi women's soccer team after a seminar under the theme "Sport, a tool for the development of women".
On April 1st, the guest of honor at the seminar held at Prince Sultan University in Riyadh was French… and none other than Laure Boulleau! The seminar, organized by the Saudi Ministry of Sports, opened the discussion around the sports talents of France and Saudi Arabia who are shaping the future. The youth was thus honored as well as the role of women in sports.
A seminar on the future of women’s sport
The event was enlightened by the experience and career of the former French player, now a consultant on Canal+ and presenter of her own show “24h de Boulleau”, during which she takes a behind-the-scenes look at League 1 soccer clubs. As a true ambassador of women’s sports, Laure Boulleau shared an optimistic message about the impact of sports on the progress of society.
“The language of sports in general is universal. Soccer has an incredible power. I will try, throughout my life, to use these elements to bring about change.”Laure Boulleau.
Women’s soccer in Saudi Arabia
Laure Boulleau also participated in a soccer match with the Saudi women’s soccer team, and expressed her enthusiasm for their exemplary and inspiring journey. She also took the opportunity to visit the two leading clubs of the country: Al-Hilal and Al-Nasser and exchange privileged moments with the players and the staff.
I enjoyed the game with the first women Saoudi National Team ❤️⚽️
« Together they make history 💕 »@generation2030 pic.twitter.com/tN1Gbs3q13
— Boulleau Laure (@laureboulleau) April 1, 2022
Saudi Arabia has been investing in women’s sports, especially soccer, for several years. The first generation of women’s footballers made their mark for the first time last February, winning two matches. On that occasion, Pele even commented on their achievement on social networks! In addition, Saudi Arabia will launch on November 22 the second edition of its national championship of women’s soccer, putting in competition 16 teams throughout the Kingdom. The Saudi women’s soccer seems to have a bright future!