The young warriors finishing the season on a high
The young warriors finishing the season on a high

The U12 girls end the season fourth in the table after a spectacular end to the campaign

The youngest female warriors in the Yellows Academy end the season full of confidence. This weekend, the Yellows put the final touch to the regular season, finishing fourth in Group 1 after a spectacular end to the campaign. Their last victory away to Faura (4-6) was the climax to a magnificent season.

Their players are aged just ten, 11 and 12, but they are full of talent. More and more, girls in Spain are taking up football. In fact, Villarreal CF has five female sides, and the first team has achieved promotion to Primera B for next season, and is still in the fight to be promoted to the top league.

One of the two coaches in the U12 girls is part of the first team. Versatile defender Yolanda Palomino advices the youngsters alongside Paula Antolí, who is the Villarreal Ladies B-team goalkeeper.

Antolí has now been coaching the U12s for two years, while it’s Palomino’s first year involved. “The balance across the season has been totally positive. We have players featuring above their age group and some players whose first season in football is this. We are very happy with the team and what they have achieved together,” said Antolí.

The youngest female team in the Yellows Academy has put together a notable season, only losing five games and drawing one during the entire championship. Their final sprint was crucial, with eight wins and a draw in their last nine games. “The end of the season was good thanks to the strength and the willingness of these players. We work very hard in training sessions and that’s reflected in the games,” Antolí underlined.

The growth of her players has been constant: “The change in the team has been spectacularly both in football terms and as a group. They’re a close-knit group which has helped a lot with regards to reaching our aims,” she commented.

Now, the future looks bright: “There are a lot of bright futures in this team. Next year, there are even a number of players who will start to play 11-a-side and we think they will adapt well,” she concluded. The U12 girls have put in a great season.


  • Laura Linares Gazapo
  • Victoria Vicente
  • Carmen Aulló Morós
  • Alba Sánchez Adell
  • Martina Galán Martínez
  • María Segarra Toledo
  • Andrea Dalmau Mercé
  • Soletat Prior Carreri
  • Lorena Diéguez Riojas
  • Ainhoa Esbrí Pérez
  • Mar Boix Alcón
  • Jennifer López Carle
  • Eva Gimeno      


  • Paula Antolí
  • Yolanda Palomino