Women's Team / Osasuna Women's Foundation / History

On 19 May 2016, Club Atlético Osasuna launched the Osasuna Women's Foundation, a project whose aim was to provide a solid structure for young players and encourage, inspire and train girls to make women's football grow.

Osasuna Women's Foundation incorporated eight other clubs in Navarre. In addition to the red entity, Burladés, Iruntxiki, Kirol Sport, Berriozar, Ardoi and Zarramonza joined this project as patrons; and Lagunak and Gazte Berriak as collaborators.

Although the project's priority has always been to create a solid base and train female players, one of the most ambitious long-term goals was to have a rojillo team in the Women's First Division. For this reason, Club Atlético Osasuna developed an ambitious recruitment project, technical courses and collaboration and training projects between the different clubs belonging to the foundation.

Four years later, the project continues to grow, achieving various objectives. There are more and more girls who, from a very early age, start enjoying football with Osasuna Women's Foundation. In addition, the clubs that make up the Foundation continue to work together and aiming to grow. As far as the rojillo entity is concerned, the first team has achieved two promotions in its three years of life. This season, the team is playing in the silver category. In addition, Osasuna Women's Team has a B team that has also managed to move up from the regional category and ensured the future of the project.

The first team continues its promotion to the elite

In its three years of existence, Osasuna Women's Team has achieved two promotions. In the 2016/17 season, under Ioseba Sesma's coaching, the red team won the Navarre Regional category. The team was then promoted to the Second Women's Division, a very demanding category to which the Navarrese had to adapt in their first year. The team finished the campaign in fourth place, behind Logroño, Athletic B and Eibar.

The end of that season was a turning point in the project, which resulted in the arrival of Mikel Bakaikoa on the bench. Under his orders, Osasuna Women had a spectacular campaign last season, winning the Second Women's and IMQ Cup. In addition, the rojillo played the promotion phase to LaLiga Iberdrola, falling in the semifinals against Santa Teresa de Badajoz.

El Sadar opens its doors to thousands of people

The sporting results were not the only successes achieved by the team. In the 2017/18 season, El Sadar opened its doors to women's football for the first time in its history, for a match between Osasuna Women's and Pradejon. But in the 2018/19 campaign, an unprecedented celebration of women's football took place. The first women's team played three games in El Sadar, two regular league games, against Eibar and Alaves, and the one corresponding to the second leg of the semi-finals of the promotion phase to La Liga Iberdrola, against Santa Teresa.

The match against Eibar was the most watched match in the history of women's football in Navarre. A total of 10,250 people gathered at El Sadar that day.