Women's football comes to Costa Adeje

The team previously played in Granadilla

19 september 2023

In an announcement that is making headlines in the world of football in the Canary Islands, Adeje has welcomed a new team to the family, a team that will train here in Adeje under their new name, Costa Adeje Tenerife Egatesa. This partnership marks a new chapter in the history of the Tenerife club and represents an unprecedented step in the promotion of top-level women's football in the region with a team that competes in the first division.

The official presentation took place today, Tuesday, September 19th, at the Hotel Barceló Royal Hideaway Corales Resort, a group that sponsors the club and has one of its luxury hotels in Costa Adeje. BThe event was presided over by Adeje's sports councilor, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, accompanied by the president of UDG Tenerife, Sergio Batista, the team's captain, Patri Gavira, members of the board of directors, as well as a large number of the club's squad and coaching staff.
For Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, "there are three fundamental aspects in this historic agreement: sports - in this case, football, women's football, and equality. Adeje is a municipality that has been working in this direction for many years, and this agreement reinforces our policies. Above all, associating a first division professional club with a destination like ours, the Costa Adeje brand, is an incredible kind of promotion. It will bring returns that no other type of promotion can provide."
Sergio Batista told the press, "this kind of opportunity usually comes once in a lifetime, and it rarely comes twice. The first time it arose it wasn’t possible and we opted for continuity in the place where we started,  but staying in Granadilla was impossible. A second opportunity has now arisen in Adeje, one we didn’t want to miss.  
“We are really excited about the opportunities this offers. We are now in a municipality that will be our home, our headquarters. The affection we have been shown from the very beginning has been unparalleled. We will be eternally grateful. We are here to contribute, and we will always respect the work that the clubs in Adeje have done and are doing. The fact that they are supporting us is a source of pride."
For player and captain Patri Gavira, "this agreement is a challenge, and we take it on as professionals. Success has many connotations, but what we can promise is that we will carry the name of Costa Adeje to every stadium we play in and hope to raise it high."
This historic agreement between the club and the municipality involves the complete relocation of the team to the Adeje Municipal Football stadium, where they will train and play matches in the Liga F season. Training began this Monday at this new location.
Their debut in their new home will be on October 1st against Real Madrid, which boasts several world champions in its ranks. This clash promises to provide fans in the south of Tenerife and the island in general with an unforgettable spectacle in this new era of women's football.
Adeje council has committed a significant financial investment over several years to provide Costa Adeje Tenerife Egatesa with the appropriate facilities it deserves as a representative club in Liga F. This decision reflects the municipality's commitment to the team's growth and continued success.
Adeje's commitment to women's football has the potential to generate significant economic returns for the region, especially through sponsorship and media exposure that the Egatesa club can bring to a tourist destination that is already closely linked to sports excellence. This new chapter in the history of sports in Adeje represents a qualitative leap that complements the investment efforts the council has made in recent years to attract investment related to sports, which, in turn, has attracted the attention of teams and professional athletes from around the world.