Alén, the ‘mayoress’ of Osasuna

first_imgAllen combines just relentlessly this sport with the work in the pharmacy of his family, which he carries with his brother, and his work as mayor, a profession that came “almost unintentionally”. “Really the name is not mayoress. She is called the council president. I do the same as a mayoress, but without charging “, Lidia clarifies, who tells how the idea of ​​leading this town of 160 inhabitants. “People asked me to introduce myself because they wanted young people. If I didn’t, an external commission would come and I didn’t like that idea,” he confesses. With little free time, Lidia explains how It combines the three professions. “I book two afternoons a week at the pharmacy to get well to two training sessions with Osasuna and to meet beforehand with the secretary in the council to make arrangements. The rest of the training sessions I arrive late on weekends I take turns at the pharmacy “, Lidia, who has a busy life with or without confinement. Now his work is important. She is one of the heroines in this health crisis.Unforgettable day and record attendance at El SadarLidia Alén points out in the interview with AS that one of your best momentss as a footballer it was the day they played at El Sadar in front of 10,000 spectators, one of the highest assists in Spanish women’s football and the women’s team’s own record in the rojillo temple. “That was impressive. It was a very important match before a direct rival and seeing those people cheering like he never made us win the match, “says the Navarrese footballer, who dreams of conquering the Osasunista stadium soon: “The illusion of all is that They open El Sadar to us again and take as many people as possible and put women’s football where it deserves. “ From Osasuna footballer, to pharmaceutical. And as a pharmacist, to act as mayor in Acedo, a small town in Navarre. Lidia Alén’s life (Acedo, 1993) walks through these three very different worlds, but which in turn have fit perfectly into the day-to-day life of this young woman from Navarra. The midfielder Rojilla attended AS by telephone in the middle of this health crisis to tell your curious story. “Less playing soccer, my life has remained the same “, begins by highlighting Alén, who continues at the foot of the canyon in her pharmacy and attending to her responsibilities as mayor.“In the council we had to do an official writing and expose the rules to the rest of the town. For now, there are few cases in the area. Still, in the pharmacy we have put a safety zone and we have masks to protect ourselves, “says this player, who also relates her late career in soccer. “Small played with my brother and at school, but My career as a footballer in a team started late. I’m from a small town and there were no women’s teams nearby. It was in high school when I stressed in a team, in the Izarra“says Lidia, who has played for Lagunak, with whom he played in Primera, or Mullier before reaching Osasuna.Now in the Iberdrola Challenge, silver category, Navarre values ​​the level of the League. “Last year there were five strong teams, but now they are all very competitive. There is more level. The teams were reinforced with great signings and it was a little scary, but we managed to be among the teams of above“stresses Lidia, who puts the focus on physical preparation during this quarantine.” From training with the team to doing it alone at home is not the same. It is not fair that the competition ends now and that one or the other team goes up. The fairest thing is that resumes, but that is very complicated. I do not see it feasible to play games after a month of stoppage, “he says.last_img

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