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Villarreal Ladies will rack up the travel miles

The Primera B schedule was released today.

Villarreal CF

Villarreal’s Feminina A squad will play in the Liga Iberdrola Primera B next year. The formation of a second national division for women’s football was widely seen as a signal of the growth of women’s football in Spain—and so it is—but the resources Villarreal will have to commit to it this season just in terms of travel are pretty impressive.

The Primera B is laden with teams from the Canary Islands: CD Juan Grande, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, and CD Tacuense.

And there are Andalusian teams galore: Pozoalbense, Cordoba, Granada and Malaga.

Extreamadura adds CD Santa Teresa and CD Feminino Caceres. The Balearics provides UD Collerense, and there are four Valencian Community teams—Levante B, Valencia B, Alhama (our first opponents,away) and Villarreal. Finally, Albacete are the lone Madrid-area team there.

A lot of travel miles in store; Villarreal do play a couple of the Andalusian teams away in back-to-back weeks so I wonder if it would make sense to stay down there and practice between games?

Worth noting too that our Ladies are competing in a tournament in l’Alcudia, replacing the Equatorial Guinea women’s side which had visa problems. Villarreal defeated India’s under-19 ladies’ team 2-0 today. They will also play the Spanish, Bolivian and Mauritanian under-19 ladies’ sides. Endavant, i enhorabuena!!