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Football Memories

Written on December 14, 2017 by Campus Life in Sports

This Sunday, the IE Women’s Football Club looks forward to its last practice of 2017 and its team celebration dinner. It has been an incredible year practicing together each week, gathering for pickup games against local players and competing at IESE in Barcelona and MBAT in Paris. The field was a place to make friends with girls from other Masters programs and to leave behind the stress of school. Let’s enjoy a fun night together and keep the momentum going into 2018!



IE Master Programs Soccer Cup

Written on December 7, 2016 by Campus Life in Sports

The first IE Master Programs Soccer Cup took place on December 4th in the sports facilities Dehesa Vieja, located in San Sebastián de los Reyes (Madrid).

The event lasted all day from 9:30 am to 19:30 pm, bringing together more than 100 students and representing most of the IE Schools (IE Law School, IE HST School, IE Business School…). Despite the adverse weather conditions and the fatigue, the 12 teams that participated showed a high-level football playing 34 matches in total.

The winning team, MIM S6 (MIM Program), defeated the team S7 (IMBA Program) on the final by a tight score of 2-1. Sheik United (IMBA Program) achieved a meritorious 3rd place. The day ended by 8 pm with the handing over of the trophies to the teams.

The competition was an excellent opportunity to promote fellowship and sports values among students and strengthen the IE football community.


Bringing Home The Medals from MBAT!

Written on July 18, 2016 by Campus Life in Sports

IESE Spring Games was an incredible warm up for us. With a team that had never played before we learned each other’s rhythms and built a sense of team chemistry. The biggest part of a team is learning how we congeal and gel together –supporting each other against the defense.

Football2At IESE Spring Games- it was the ultimate Road To MBAT to illuminate where we were and what we still needed to work on. When we were at The Spring Games we were cheering and singing our anthem of Instituto De Empressa. It was such a strong and distinct cheer that a large troop of LBS students decided to sing along with us whenever we were playing. Our cheers were contagious and it put us on a high for MBAT.Football4Football3

MBAT was a sports tournament unlike any other with hundreds of students from around Europe. We had two teams compete so that all of the girls had a lot of playing time. Both teams rolled through to the Semi-finals! One team ended up playing for 3rd place in an intense penalty shootout ended up 4th place in the entire tournament. Hundreds of IE Students were crowding around rushing the field after every kick. The rush and adrenaline were unlike anything else with the IE chants booming. Even the group of LBS students who we had met earlier at IESE Games came out to cheer and chant our song with us. Our second team plowed through to the finals and ended up 2nd place in another Penalty kick shootout.

The IE teams stood together with the men and women’s teams completely united and supporting each other through wins!! Our men’s team also took home a medal.

Our collaboration and synchronization of our men and women’s teams are what drove us to be a very decorated team of medals. It has been an honor and pleasure to see such strong team camaraderie and cheering.


IE Football Club Activities

Written on July 18, 2016 by Campus Life in Sports

This year the Womens football team started a new initiative. It was time to find the synergies between the men and womens teams and unite them to become one unit.

As a former NCAA athlete, we used to do everything as the men and women’s teams. The spirit was higher, the fan base was larger, and the learning potential was  exponential. Spearheaded by the coordinators of the men and women’s teams (Ariel Krieger, Nadine Hayed, Ale , Robert Casner, Shaun Andry, and Luis Morales), We started putting in place some new programs. Among the programs implemented to unite the team were the following:

  1. Men’s coordinators coachfootball1ing women’s team – weekly
  2. E-mail reminders each week to drive participation
  3. Invitations to eachother’s practices
  4. Special happy hour meet and greets
  5. The first Soccer party hosted by men and women’s teams
  6. Traveling together to our first tournament together at Spring Games
  7. Cheering support across MBAT

We launched the initiative with our coaching  Sundays. Each week the men’s team would send 1-3 players as our coaches. On Sunday we would bring a group of women out to practice and would work on drills, technique, fitness, and then scrimmage. Not only did this bring our teams together but it help our teams responsible for making a commitment and showing up. This became even more enhanced when we made the decision to compete in the IESE Spring Games Tournament with 150 of the IE Sports community and fans. This was going to be our first tournament that we traveled together to and trained for together. Our team improved rapidly.


After a few weeks of coaching we hosted our first Happy Hour event. We set up a mingling and mixing event at our local bar Zitty. We had Happy Hour specials and brought everyone together.

It was at this point that wee started planning for the first combined Men and Women’s Soccer Party. We implemented a few fun elements to differentiate ourselves. We had Jameson as a special guest come to Callejon de Serrano, we auctioned off jerseys and raffles, and it was a theme arty – where everyone wore their favorite soccer jersey out.

The success of the event  helped fuel the first stop to our first soccer tournament together hosted in Barcelona- the IESE Spring Games.


IE Grassroots Tournament 2014

Written on October 21, 2014 by Campus Life in Sports

grassroot14IE Business School once again hosted the IE Grassroots tournament in Madrid on the 11th-12th October 2014. Business schools throughout Europe came to Madrid to participate in the football event.

Some of the schools decided to come a few days earlier to soak up the Spanish culture and see the sites. However, the main festivities started on the Friday night when the teams, met each other at Gastropub to mingle and have a few pre-tournament drinks.

The first kick-off was on the Saturday morning with IE White team playing against IMD from Switzerland. It was a thrilling start to the tournament with six goals scored, and IE coming off as the victors.

After the first day, the IE White team was on top of Group A. IMD made up for losing in their first game when they beat London Business School 3-1, to finalise as second in the group. IESE was top of group B, after winning all their games and IE Blue right behind them in second place.

The first semi-final was off to a bad start as IE Blue had five injuries from the previous day and did not have a full team. The IE White team went through comfortably in unfortunate circumstances.

IESE faced IMD in the semi-finals. The first half was very close but IESE eventually came out clear winners to move onto to the final match.

The final match was full of controversy and full of heart-stopping moments. IESE went 1-0 up after the 10th minute with an amazing shot from 25 yards out, straight to the top corner. IE’s keeper had no chance! With 5 minutes left to the end of the half, IE had a corner but the ball was cleared out. IESE striker pounced on the ball and noticed that IE’s goalkeeper was out of his box. He took the shot. The keeper saved it but he was 10 yards outside his box and ended up with a red card. With no other keeper on the team, one of the strikers volunteered to be keeper.

IE faced a huge uphill battle in the 2nd half, as they were 1-0 down and 1 player down. IESE was on top form so IE really needed to dig deep in order to come back. IE fought hard in the 2nd half to eventually finish 2-2, which meant it was straight to penalties. IE’s newly appointed keeper had to perform a miracle or hope that some of IESE’s players were to miss. IE’s striker come keeper became the hero of the day as he saved 2 penalties, to have IE win the 2014 IE Grassroots tournament.

Well done to IE for a fun and well organised tournament.

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