Meet the 26 athletes who make up the BSWW Ambassador programme for the upcoming season
Beach Soccer Worldwide has released its updated list of beach soccer ambassadors ahead of the fast-approaching 2022 season.
There are 26 ambassadors in total, many of which have been ambassadors before, but some make the list for the first time…
This list has been finalised according to various criteria, including the individuals influence in their relative countries (with social media presence being a core factor) as well as, of course, their extra-ordinary beach soccer abilities.
With these traits, the beach soccer ambassadors and BSWW can work to reach, influence and inspire new generations of beach soccer stars, and boost the presence of the sport in their home countries.
New players who join the list include Raoul Mendy, following a sensational performance at the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup with Senegal, as well as the first ever duo, German internationals Joscha Metzler and Marcel Nowak, who make up Volleypass.
Alongside these, Ali Hall (USA), Fatima Herrera (SLV), Catarino (BRA) and Bruno Xavier (BRA) join the list.
Madjer and Llorenç may be retired beach soccer players, but continue their work to develop the game off the sand as BSWW Ambassadors and with their national football federations.
Here is the Beach Soccer Worldwide 2022 Ambassadors list in full:
Aaron Clarke (ENG) – aaronclarke10
Adriele Rocha (BRA) – adriele.bs07
Ali Hall (USA) – alexandriaehall
Barbara Colodetti (BRA) – barbaracolodetti
Bruno Xavier (BRA) – brunoxavier_oficial
Carol González (ESP) – carolgp9
Catarino (BRA) – catarino_oficial
Elinton Andrade (POR) – elintonandrade
Fatima Herrera (SLV) – fatima.herrera.12979
Filipe Silva (BRA) – filipesilvabs
Gabriele Gori (ITA) – gabrigori_10
Jordan Santos (POR) – jor5an_beachsoccer_
Llorenç Gomez (ESP) – llorenc_enzo10
Madjer (POR) – madjer_official
Mohammad Moradi (IRN) – mohammadmoradi
Molly Clark (ENG) – molly_clark10
Ndiaye Al Seyni (SEN) – al_seyni_ndiaye_99
Nick Perera (USA) – nickperera_soccer
Noel Ott (SUI) – noelott
Ozu Moreira (JPN) – ozumoreira
Peyman Hosseini (IRN) – peymanhosseinii
Raoul Mendy (SEN) – raoul_officiel
Rodrigo da Costa (BRA) – r9_rodrigo
Rui Coimbra (POR) – ruicoimbra
Volleypass – Joscha Metzler & Marcel Nowak (GER) – volleypass
Walid Mohammad (UAE) – walid.w10
Be sure to follow them all!
These top-level athletes will also be representatives and role models within the sport, working alongside Beach Soccer Worldwide and its partners to develop beach soccer in their respective countries and around the world.
Extra responsibilities may include draws, clinics, presentations and press conferences among many others.
The list is not closed and is subject to yearly review.