Ainhoa Tirapu is far from the pitch, her natural habitat, but the confinement forced by the coronavirus crisis does not take the smile off the goalkeeper. ‘Honestly, I thought I was going to take it badly, and I’m doing quite well. I’m getting worse and worse about going out, because when you’ve been indoors for a long time, you know there’s a virus out there and you’re kind of worried when you go shopping alone. The day we get back on the street, it’s going to be weird. I’m well organized, I’m entertained. I talk more with my family than before, I’ve rediscovered reading and I’m happy with what I’m doing; I don’t feel like I’m wasting my time,’ explains the player from Navarre.
The first ladies team do train six days a week at 12:00 noon online. An idea suggested by the physical trainer, Javier Aguado , something that according to Ainhoa , makes the indoor sessions more enjoyable: ‘It’s much better when we train all together. When you are a team player, training alone is very hard. In this way we are all together and we keep up the good feeling and it is much easier for us’.
In her case, being a goalkeeper, she tries not to lose the handball contact and recognizes that she is practicing handball on her walls during this confinement from which she hopes ‘we can all draw conclusions’. The captain of Athletic Club remembers NOW with nostalgia how great the last League championship achieved in the 2015/16 tasted and also reviews her hobbies on match days, her best moments as a football player..
With the uncertainty of the current moment, the red-and-white ‘is looking forward to competing again’ and is proud to have taken an active part in achieving an agreement for women’s football that will protect the players way better.
When the injury time means a win
We review the Athletic Club’s ‘in extremis’ goals in the league that resulted in a victory for the red-and-white players
Erika Vazquez, the poker queen
It has been 15 years since the first match in which Erika Vazquez managed to score four goals in one clash; she made it again, three more times
Moraza: “I am getting to know myself better”
The red-and-white international player has answered #FromHome to the questions asked by journalists and Athletic supporters via the social networks
Ainhoa Moraza, #FromHome
Send your questions to our defender so that she answers them at the press conference to be broadcast tomorrow on the official channels of the Club
17 years since the first Athletic women’s match at San Mamés
On March 30, 2003, the lionesses played for the first time at The Cathedral, winning against Puebla by 5 goals to 1 and putting on track their first league tit
Video Library: Athletic Club Women’s debut in Europe (2003)
We bring back memories of our lionesses’ debut in the UEFA Women’s Champions League, with a 2-0 win against the Austrian SV Neulengbach
Ainhoa Tirapu answers #FromHome
Send your question to the head of the team, she will answer them during the press conference that will be broadcast live tomorrow via our official channels
Video library: The first League won by our lionesses (2002/03)
We remember the victory over the CD Híspalis and the celebration that came afterwards in front of 35,000 spectators at San Mamés. It was the first League title for Athletic Club ladies team.
Leadership Woman Football International Congress, in October
The event, which had been scheduled to take place at San Mamés next week, has finally been postponed to October 15 and 16
Ainhoa Moraza and Lucia Garcia, heads of the team against England
Ainhoa Moraza, for the first time in her career, and Lucia Garcia, from the third match of the Spanish National Team of the She Believes Cup, were the heads of the teams